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Electronic version of 12 titles in Gale’s popular Literature Criticism reference series, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Drama Criticism.

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From the International Monetary Fund, includes full-text statistical data from 1996-present on exchange rates, international liquidity, international interest rates, prices, national accounts, and international transactions (including balance of payments and international investment positions. To download data, authorized users are required to create a free personal account

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A core reference for chemistry and chemical engineering fields. We currently have the 4th edition in both EPSL and Chemistry libraries. The encyclopedia has a wide range of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. Its focus is on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.

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This new fifth edition includes such hot topics as fuel cells, chemoinformatics, green chemistry, nanotechnology and process systems engineering.

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Six English-language journals published during the nineteenth century by missionaries and early sinologists. They pertain mostly to China but Japan and Southeast Asia are also covered. They include articles on a wide range of religious, economic, political, and cultural subjects.

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The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research maintains one of the most complete collections of public opinion data. Data contributors include many major commercial polling firms and media survey organizations, such as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, the Gallup Organization, Los Angeles Times, National Opinion Research Center, NBC News, New York Times, Princeton Survey Research Associates, USA Today, the Washington Post, and many others. RoperExpress, a data access tool for on-demand downloading of data in the Roper Center collection that are in ASCII or SPSS portable formats, is also available.

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This databank is a comprehensive, up-to-date source for questions asked on U.S. nationwide public opinion surveys since 1935. It provides question wordings, response percentages, and full survey-level citations.

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1935 to the present
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Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

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The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

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Antebellum period through reconstruction
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The Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database (1789 -2002) is derived from the looseleaf publication /Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books/. All compilations for major laws are included in the database with the following exceptions: appropriations measures; ceremonial matters; laws that extend the life of an agency or authority; and laws that affect small numbers of persons or specific regions of the country. The sources for these compilations include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services. The Legislative History Title Collection is a collection of full-text legislative histories on some of the most important and historically significant legislation of our time.

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Index to trademarks filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Contains more than 3 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.

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As updated
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The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and one if its premier journals of opinion since its inception in 1865. The Nation has long bee regarded as one of the country’s definitive journalistic voices of writing on politics, culture, books and the arts and continues to stand as the independent voice in American journalism. This database contains indexing & abstracting and full text for the complete archive of The Nation beginning with its first issue in 1865 through to the present.

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A collection of nearly 14,000 letters by Presbyterian missionaries to American Indians. The missionaries served among many different tribal groups and their letters describe many aspects of Native American society and culture.

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Sources covered include over 3,500 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

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This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences.

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The National Review Archive has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955 by William F. Buckley Jr. The National Review Archive is a fully searchable electronic version of the magazine's complete backfile.

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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The papers include correspondence, financial records, photographs, and newspaper clippings, and other records documenting her activities with a variety of organizations.

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U.S. State Department files documenting relations with the states of Latin America and the Caribbean under Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor” policy, with the U.S. giving up direct military intervention in favor of other forms of influence on Latin American affairs.

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Provides researchers with quick, powerful access to the chemical compound information they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share their findings.

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Combines the unique BIOSIS content that is critical to life sciences research with powerful citation indexing only the Web of Science platform can provide. Includes comprehensive and relevant life sciences coverage.

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A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

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A collection of theses and dissertations on a wide variety of topics. Sponsored by Virginia Tech.

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The Handbook is a selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America. It is updated annually.

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Includes books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers in the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, art, economics, geography, government and politics, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, and sociology

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Includes materials compiled from 1936 to the present.
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The handbook of statistics, ongoing series of volumes.v.1 (1980)- present. Each volume is devoted to a particular topic in statistics – “presenting the various aspects of statistical methodology applications and recent developments”.

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World Bank database provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data begin in 1970.

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Contains the content of selected journals and books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society. Includes each issue of the magazines Biblical archaeology review, Bible review, and Archaeology odyssey, and the content of five books. The site allows users to browse the entire corpus of material and perform Boolean searches by title, author, subject, word, issue, or date range in any combination.

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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.

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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.

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Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays. It contains over 133,465 pages.

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand. Presented in a single alphabetical sequence, entries range in length from 1,500 to 5,000 words.

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Provides detailed external debt data that are published individually by countries that subscribe to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) as well as GDDS participating countries that are in a position to produce the external debt data prescribed by the SDDS.

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BuildingGreen brings together articles from environmental building news, products from GreenSpec Directory, and project case studies from High-Performance Buildings Database.

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A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

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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.

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The five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe, offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.

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The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer is a comprehensive survey of more than 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments and diagnostic procedures. Entries typically cover causes and symptoms, definition, description, diagnisis, prevention, resources, risks, special concerns and much more.

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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.

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Allows users to search seamlessly across books, journals and conference proceedings to find the information most relevant to their work.

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Black Drama, now in its expanded second edition, contains the full text of more than 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection, is the project’s editorial advisor. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.

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Provides external debt data and selected foreign assets from international creditor/market and national debtor sources.

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Comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior – over 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world, and includes interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. All videos and transcripts have been indexed and are fully searchable and browsable.

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The Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries provides a list of American companies that have a substantial investment in overseas operations, such as a wholly or partially owned subsidiary affiliate or branch. Search by country, region, state, keyword, zip code, radius, industry, revenue, or number of employees. The Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States (also known as Directory of Foreign Firms) provides information about foreign-owned companies in the U.S. It includes more than 3,500 foreign firms with headquarters in 86 countries with almost 10,000 related U.S. businesses.

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North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More than 30% of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. North American Women's Drama allows in-depth browsing and searching of both the bibliographic and the full-text elements within the database.

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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.

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Online catalogue of over 25,000 nineteenth-century works available on microfiche. McKeldin owns microfiche in the General Collection and the Women Writers Specialist Collection.

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Covers all subjects.

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1801-1900
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Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

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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.

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World Bank database Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

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Coverage of indicators comparable across 145 economies that can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity and growth.

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Updated annually
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Provides daily and monthly commentary on global economic conditions along with direct access to high frequency data that is refreshed daily. It provides analysis of current economic trends, economic, financial and commodity data indicators, an extensive database including growth and commodity forecasts.

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Fire insurance maps are a core resource for documenting the development of neighborhoods over time. Founded in 1867, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. They show lot numbers, square footage of lots, street addresses, which lots have buildings and their shape and materials. They indicate the type of construction, property lines, and the number of stories. They can narrow the date when a building was constructed. They can be used to track demolition, recent construction and alterations. They identify plot numbers necessary to access deed and other civil records.

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This digital product provides access to the maps of all United States' states. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.

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1867-1970
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This index helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, and more.