The world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. It is considered the world's leading taxonomic reference, and with coverage back to 1864, has long acted as the world's unofficial register of animal names.
China Infobank is one of the most authoritative sources of China related information and currently comprises over 7 million business reports and articles - a figure which is increasing daily. It provides a range of economic, business, scientific and governmental data to the business and research community. There are three main categories of content: the Business Database, Financial Express, and the News Channel, which are based upon over 1,000 newspaper magazines and trade journals and over sixty other content providers. There are currently over nine million articles totaling more than six billion Chinese characters, expanding at a rate of ten million Chinese characters per day.
Full text of more than 2,800 novels published between 1851 and 1875.
Provides coverage of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy
International coverage of political science, international relations, law, and public administration and policy.
The 4-vol. Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies satisfies this need for a comprehensive, up-to-date economic information about foreign companies. It provides students and business leaders with a thorough understanding of the current and historical economic development of foreign nations.
OCLC’s catalog of books, serial publications, media, visual materials, musical scores, and archival materials in libraries worldwide plus holdings of UM Libraries, UM System and partners. Article citations from NLM Medline (medicine and health), ERIC (education), GPO (U.S. government publications, ArticleFirst and British Library serials
OCLC catalog of books, serial publications, media, visual materials, musical scores, and archival materials in libraries worldwide.
Includes material descriptions and holdings for OCLC member libraries.
Provides abstracts and indexing of books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare
Covers research related to Shakespeare, his works, and stage and film productions of his works. Coverage is international in scope.
Titles in the collection span a wide variety of subjects: Mathematics, Physics/Nonlinear Science, Chemistry/Materials Science/Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Sciences, Business and Economics, General and Popular Science, Social Sciences and Asian Studies.
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An encyclopedic guide to concepts, theories, discoveries and pioneers in the fields of microbiology and immunology, for students and other researchers. Addresses current ethical, legal and social issues with special emphasis given to biological warfare and terrorism. Topical and biographical entries are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced. Includes photographs and illustrations. 2 volumes.
Full text of more than forty African newspapers, in English and other languages.
Translations of foreign news from non-US media sources. Coverage is from November 1995 - December 31, 2013.
Coverage: 2006 - current
World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
Country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
This free online database, updated biannually by the International Monetary Fund with coverage back to 1993, is similar to World Development Indicators in providing basic statistics -- WEO is much more limited in both scope and history, but it includes commodity price data and regional data that's not easily available in WDI.
World Bank database provides direct access to more than 550 development indicators, with time series for 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960, where data are available. Data export options in Excel or ASCII.
Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.
When completed, this database will provide the current constitution of every country of the world in the original language as well as an English translation. Includes every constitutional document in the original text, amending laws, consolidated text, and important related texts. Links to scholarly articles and commentary, and a select bibliography of select constitutional books are also included.
Access to World Bank datasets, databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources. Includes: Africa Development Indicators, Doing Business, Global Development Finance, World Development Indicators and much more.
Covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Includes journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature
Covers issues in women's studies including feminist theory and history, family, mental & physical health, prejudice & gender discrimination, law & legislation, employment etc.
Full text of women's writings in English or in English translation from 1400 to 1850. Includes novels, poems, drama, and non-fiction The Renaissance Women Online (RWO) database is a subset of this database.
Includes novels, poems, drama, and non-fiction.
WPrimary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, reviews, pamphlets, personal narratives, advice literature, training guides, interviews and teaching tools.
The Wiley–Blackwell Encyclopedia of literature comprises individual titles covering key literary genres and periods. The following titles can be searched individually or together. The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, The Encyclopedia of the Novel, The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, The Encyclopedia of British Literature: 1660-1789, The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature.
Official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary. Published weekly.
The dictionary covers the current vocabulary of standard written and spoken English. New terms or new uses of existing terms are therefore included at the expense of obsolete ones. The cut-off point is set at 1755 and is informed by usefulness: words obsolete before this time, unless found in the well-known works of major authors, are omitted.
This electronic version comprises the text of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, published in 1961, and subsequent updates which take account of current usage. The Merriam-Webster company has continued to update its files since publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary. The source data for this electronic version of Webster's Unabridged was obtained in 1996 and so includes additional material and addenda included since publication of both the original 1961 edition and the updated 1993 edition. This version appears in electronic form for the first time.
This database includes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts &
Humanities Citation Index, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Book Citation Index, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Science Citation Index ExpandedÂ® A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the sciences. Best database for finding what papers have cited other papers. Cited references can be traced forward in time. Some of the disciplines covered include agriculture, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, materials science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, physics, plant sciences, and
Social Sciences Citation IndexÂ® Covers anthropology, economics, history, library & info science, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, urban studies, and women's studies.
FBI reports documenting the 1961 attempt, organized by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), to enforce court and administrative rulings integrating interstate public transportation. Interracial groups of civil rights activists planned to ride buses from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, but they met with a great deal of violence.
Provides citations and full-text articles from the newspaper.
Coverage of local, national, and international news. Particularly known for its political reporting.
Provides citations and full-text articles from the newspaper.
Coverage of local, national, and international news. Particularly known for its political reporting.
The Washington Post (1877-2001) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Contact information, descriptions, and organizational charts for over 10,000 federal, congressional, and state government offices, nongovernmental organizations, policy groups, and foundations. Ability to export contact information into letter templates and other formats, and to create your own profile of saved favorite documents, document history, and searches.
Objectives, responsibilities, structure, and activities of each organization, along with street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and web sites.
Part of the "Making of America" project.
Contains both, Union and Confederate, reports of battles, orders, correspondence, prisoner exchanges, etc. Series I, 1-53; Series II, 1-8; Series III, 1-5; Series IV, 1-4
In addition to the printed stories, researchers also can study the charts, stock tables, graphics, and illustrations featured in the publication.
Provides citations, abstracts and full-text articles from the newspaper.
A financial newspaper with in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as political news.
A current bibliography of articles about women's and gender history. Articles selected from 160 European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand journals. The bibliography was started in 1990 by Els Kloek as a special project at the History Department of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Since 1995 the project has been continued by the International Institute of Social History (www.iisg.nl).
The compilation consists of articles on women and gender from historical journals and history from women's studies journals. All substantial articles and review essays about women and gender in history are listed in the bibliography. Related topics such as prostitution, witchcraft, housework, sexuality, birth control, infanticide, the family, gynaecology, and masculinity are also included. Emphasis on Modern and Early Modern history
Database of 35,000 records that cover the subject of violence and abuse, including such areas as family violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.
Lists "noteworthy publications (including articles, books, and reviews) that have a bearing on the Victorian period. Prepared by the staff of Victorian Studies and a committee of the Victorian Division of the Modern Language Association of America, the Bibliography annually indexes over 400 journals, representing scholarship in a range of disciplines."
Digitized visual and rare print primary sources materials in three collections: Spiritualism, Sensation, and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; and Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment.
VBIC is a web site that contains a comprehensive collection of electronic and print business resources intended to provide research support to the Robert H. Smith School of Business and general users seeking authoritative business information.
This site include links to Internet resources with substantial free offerings and fee-based commercial services that are available to University of Maryland faculty, students and staff through the University of Maryland libraries as well as pointers to print sources available in the University of Maryland libraries.
Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.
Urban Studies Abstracts covers urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of relevance to the discipline of urban studies. The index contains 40,000 records from a variety of key sources, with coverage back to 1973.
1 simultaneous user. Access to detailed case studies of completed projects, ranging from low-income housing to commercial and industrial projects. Covers projects from 1985-present. Includes photos, site plans, costs and rents, and innovative features of projects.
A portion of the geospatial data collection held by the University of Maryland, searchable and downloadable.
Codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. Full text since 1994.
Comprised of 50 titles.
Full text of the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS), the current status of the multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and texts of recently deposited multilateral treaties. From 1998 - .
International treaties, conventions, charters, protocols, declarations, memoranda of understanding, modus vivendi, and exchange of notes.
The electronic repository for official documents published by the United Nations. ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The full text of documents is accessible in PDF format in all official languages of the United Nations--Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
These records, covering the period 1893-1994, include three kinds of documents: 1) time and motion studies for the garment industry (used to determine piecework rates); 2) minutes of the General Executive Board of the United Garment Workers of America, documenting, in its early years, immigration, sick benefits, and the nine-hour workday, and, in later years, financial struggles and decline of membership; and 3) card files recording information about union locals.
Discusses liberty and justice in contemporary America by exploring eighteen topics of relevance to students and citizens. Topics include
Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory™ is a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world.
It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.
Records of the dealings of Myron Taylor, the president’s representative to the Vatican, with Pope Pius XII and the Vatican, including cables, reports, and correspondence between Taylor and his staff, the State Department, other U.S. government agencies, the Vatican, and the Italian government. They document, among other subjects, Italian fascism, the Holocaust and the treatment of other minorities in Eastern Europe, and displaced persons in Eastern Europe after World War II.
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.
Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,905 plays by 419 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. More than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of scholars and the playwrights themselves. Twentieth Century North American Drama allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.
TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide.
Full text of all published treaties & agreements to which the US has been a party. Includes: US Treaties & Other International Agreements (UST); Treaties & Other International Acts Series (TIAS); Treaties in Force (TIF) and Guide to Treaties in Force; International Legal Materials (ILM); KAV Agreements; Bevans; Malloy; and Miller.
In addition to including the actual page-images of all published and in-force treaties and agreements to which the United States has been a party, HeinOnline includes thousands of unpublished treaties and agreements, and treaties and agreements that are no longer in-force.
Digital images of the British Library's 93 copies of the 21 plays by William Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theaters were closed in 1642. Also includes background information about William Shakespeare, his works, his theater world and the printing of his plays.
Links to the scanned text of the 1997 edition of the "ALA-LC Romanization Tables: Transliteration Schemes for Non-Roman Scripts," approved by the Library of Congress and the American Library Association, developed for use when the consistent transliteration of non-Roman script (e.g. Hebrew) into the Roman alphabet is needed
All non-Roman alphabets
Index to trademarks filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Contains more than 3 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.
Covers all areas of toxicology Including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmetal pollutants, mutagens & teratogens. Covers: bibliographic citations, journals, books, tech. Reports, theses, letters, meetings, proceedings. Produced by U.S. Nat'l Lib. of Medicine.
Air pollution, antidotes, biological & adversse effects of drugs, carcinogenesis via chemicals, chemically-induced disease, envir. Chemicals & pollutants, food additives, genotoxicity, hazardous materials, Health & safety human & animal toxicity, industrial & household chemicals, radioactive materials, risk info., mutagenicity pesticides & herbicides
Includes the complete run of the times literary supplement with over 300,000 reviews ,letters, poems and articles . Provides contemporary criticism searchable by article type,date,editor and translator.
The Times Digital Archive provides convenient access to an extraordinary library of back issues of this renowned newspaper online.
By taking the microfilm collection of The Times (London) and producing a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive represents unprecedented access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward.
Provides full text of the United States Congress legislation; Congressional Record, committee information, and historical documents.
An official source of current and historical United States Federal Legislative information.
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog will serve as a repository of rich graduate educational material contributed by a number of member institutions worldwide. The hope is that this project will increase the availability of student research for scholars, empower students to convey a richer message through the use of multimedia and hypermedia technologies and advance digital library technology worldwide.
Theatre in Video: Volume II brings together classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. With a greater focus on contemporary and international productions, users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group.
Streaming video collection of plays and documentaries. Includes "world's most important plays", live television broadcasts of New York productions in the 50s, contemporary revivals of classic works and experimental performances from the 60s and 70s, and multiple productions of some plays. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors along with excerpts of live performances. Browse by genre, artist, time period, place, and other fields. Features include creating playlists and video clips of specific scenes, monologues, and staging.
FBI reports of activities of the American Indian Movement and other activist Native American groups in the late 1960s and 1970s, including the occupation of Wounded Knee (1973).
Search for and request access to standards from a variety of standards granting organizations. UMD’s subscription includes selected ASME, IEC, and ISO standards, as well as full text of the ASHRAE Journal, ASHRAE Transactions, ASHRAE Handbook, and ASHRAE standards. ** Public library computers can browse Techstreet, but not download or print. **
The Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
This site eventually will include the entire Yerushalmi in the format of audio classes. Much of the Yerushalmi has already been uploaded. The website also contains much additional helpful material and links concerning Talmud Yerushalmi.
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.
The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page "Lecture"; a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. The library and its lectures are organized by series.
Sweets provides the ability to find, compare, select, specify, and make purchase decisions in the product marketplace by making available In-depth and up-to-date product information.
current; updated annually
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.
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Subect areas include population, vital statistics, health, education, law, geography, government, labor, agriculture, and business/trade/finance.
Data from 1790 – 2011. For data after 2011, use the Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest). Covers social and economic conditions in the United States, comprised of data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.
Provides the political, economic and social account of every country of the world along with key facts and analysis.
This free site compiles data from various US government sources (FBI, Census, NCES and others) and presents them graphically to allow easy state-to-state comparisons.
Provides state health data such as medicare, health status, managed care, minority health, women’s health, and more.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides authoritative, peer-reviewed articles on hundreds of subjects in all fields of Philosophy. More than 850 authors and 90 subject editors contribute to this work.
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
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-1922) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Springer has digitized nearly 1000 journals chronicled from Volume 1, Issue 1 in the Springer Online Journal Archives in the following subject packages: Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy. Archive full-text access ends with 1996.
SpringerProtocols (coverage from 1980-2017) 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 prestigous editorial board for clarity, accuracy, and consistency, Springer Protocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory.
: Contains full-text of journals and eBooks, including the book series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) – with its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI); Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), and Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science (UTICS). Also included are comprehensive reference works, like the Encyclopedia of Database Systems and the Handbook of Natural Computing. Coverage: 2005-2011, 2014.
Accurate reproductions of over 30,000 Springer print book publications, with search capabilities and bookmarks.
This database covers key areas of sports medicine and related fields. Content areas range from sports physiology and sports psychology to physical education and recreation. SPORTDiscus is ideal for researchers studying different aspects of kinesiology, fitness, health, and sport studies.
Sports, recreation, physical fitness, and sport science
Collection of SPIE Press titles -monographs reference works, field guides, and tutorials.
Guide to selected print and electronic resources in the fields of Spanish, Latin American, and Portuguese Literatures available through the UM Libraries
The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film. These publications shed light on the production side of Soviet cinematography, theoretical and practical concepts developed by the period's leading directors and critics, and the role of film in Soviet cultural life. They featured articles by leading Soviet directors (Lev Kuleshov, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Abram Room), members of the avant-garde LEF, leading authors and philologists.
Southern Israelite is one of the major Jewish newspapers of the South in 20th century. Electronic access is for years 1929 through 1986.
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Something About the Author Online is a complete archive that preserves the full integrity of the print reference series, which includes more than 200 volumes, totaling more than 12,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images. You'll find a backfile of searchable page images digitized directly from the print volumes. You'll find thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface that is ideal for teachers, librarians, professors, students, and other researchers of children's and young adult literature. Handy features include the ability to print, e-mail, download and access content by "Inside this Entry" and "Inside this Volume."
The index features more than 1,300,000 records with subject headings from a 15,600 term sociology-specific thesaurus designed by expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 620 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from more than 500 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 1,390 "selective" coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources is included.
Contains full text for 242 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 72 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for 547 books and monographs, and full text for 6,711 conference papers.
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
Community development, crisis intervention, evaluation research, family & social welfare, policy, planning & forecasting, gerontology, poverty & homelessness, welfare services, social work education, and , violence, abuse and neglect.
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983—nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed.
Provides an index, abstracts, and cited references for articles in the social sciences. Covers anthropology, history, linguistics, philosophy, sociology, urban studies, women's studies, psychology, political science and other social sciences related fields. Provides some full-text materials.
These volumes include primary source documents which focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one of the following topics: Crime and Punishment; Environmental Issues; Family in Society; Gender Issues and Sexuality; Government, Politics, and Protest; Human and Civil Rights; Immigration and Multiculturalism; Medicine, Bioethics, and Health; Social Policy; and Terrorism.
Social Explorer provides access to demographic information about the United States from 1790to the most current dataset. Available data includes census data, data from the public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), and American Community Survey (ACS) data. The database includes basic GIS tools to create reports, maps, and slide shows.