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Digitized and fully searchable collections of more than 40 nineteenth- and twentieth-century African newspapers. Featuring titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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ClimateWire covers the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society. It covers in-depth every day the key issues that surround the debate over climate change. It deliver news-breaking coverage to the people who make, influence or will be affected by climate policy.

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Federal agency programs, legislation, policies and funding; State program development and implementation; International agency activities; Corporate/multi- national response to climate concerns; Kyoto implementation and Post-Kyoto negotiations; and more.

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Time span: 2009 to the present. Updated daily at 8 am.
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers Pittsburgh Courier: 1911-2002 offers full page and article images with searchable full text. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

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1911-2002
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Provides key data on information and communications technologies, with sections on economic and social context, ICT sector structure, and ICT sector performance.

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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

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Profiles of all the current members of the U.S. Congress. Information includes biographical data, committee
assignments, election results, CQ Key Votes, interest group ratings, CQ Vote Studies, and contact information; campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees; detailed
descriptions of each member's congressional district as drawn
after the 2000 census, including updated maps and voting trends; and the vote for president in each of the House
districts.

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Profiles of the 535 members plus the delegates.

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2000 to the present; updated for each new Congressional session (every 2 years).
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The ACS Symposium Series contains high-quality, peer-reviewed books developed from the ACS technical divisions' symposia. Information about this series is available at http://pubs.acs.org/series/symposium, where users can also perform searches of the volumes by citation, author, topic, or volume."

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Gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States including text, photos, books and manuscripts, sheet music, and video and sound recordings.

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The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

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Executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil's national government during the period between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available for each province to the end of the Empire.

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Collection includes: Provincial Presidential Reports (1830-1930); Almanack Laemmert (1844-1889); and Ministerial Reports (1821-1960).

Time Span:
1830-1960
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Access to digitized holdings of the French National Library's collections, from the Middle Ages to 1914. Gallica will soon have over 10 million pages made accessible -- including all classical works of French literature -- as text, images and sounds. Full text available in PDF format.

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Prestigious editions, dictionaries and periodicals. Covers many disciplines -- history, literature, the ciences, philosophy, law, economy and political science.

Time Span:
Middle Age to early 20th Century
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Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. Includes statistics from over 1000 sources.

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Spanish language dictionary of linguistic terms.

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Provides access to museum-quality works of art online including painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, installation art, video art, folk and outsider art, and architecture.

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Covers all subjects and most media in the visual arts.

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Covers all time periods.
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A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

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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.

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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.

Time Span:
1776 to the present.
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The National Farm Worker Ministry dates from 1920 and began as a charity aimed at helping farm workers procure food, clothing, and medical care. Under the influence of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, it became more overtly political in seeking more fundamental improvements for farm workers in the 1960s. This collection reproduces correspondence, reports, speeches, and minutes documenting poverty programs, Braceros, labor camps, the United Farm Workers Union, and the Delano Grape Strike (1965-1970).

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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.

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Since 1913, The Blue Book of Building and Construction has been the construction industry's premier information source. The Blue Book provides easy access to continually updated information for each of The Blue Book's regional editions.

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current; updated continuously

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Comprehensive collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy, including the National Journal, Poll Track, Ad Spotlight, CongressDaily, Technology Daily, and the Almanac of American Politics. All components may be searched at once.

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Covers all aspects of U.S. politics and policy.

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A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

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AgNIC is a guide to quality agricultural information on the Internet as selected by the National Agricultural Library, Land-Grant Universities, and other institutions.

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An online learning service designed to help UMD faculty, staff, and students learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. To view the minimum requirements for using the full site and mobile devices, visit lynda.com system requirements (http://www.lynda.com/support/SystemRequirements.aspx). For help with UMD's lynda.com training, contact the IT Help Desk (https://helpdesk.umd.edu/).

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Covers the full breadth of American business history. Includes overviews on different sectors of the economy, individual industries, significant economic events, and general topics such as business cycles. labor strikes and outsourcing. There are also overviews on broad legal topics such as antitrust legislation, bankruptcy laws and patent laws. Also offers brief biographies of individual persons who have played exceptional roles in American business as well as information about individual companies, corporations, labor unions, and government agencies.

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Contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Dance in Video: Volume I lays the foundation for the study of dance in all its forms with content in modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, experimental dance, and more. Films feature many of the greatest dance companies as well as an array of rare and hard-to-find archival and historical material. Dance in Video: Volume II showcases a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, as well as instructional materials, interviews, and documentaries featuring key performers and choreographers.

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This resource provides access to a wide range of publically available neuroscience infromation including bioinformatics data, images, grants and much more.

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Full text of the works of 50 poets comprising 140 volumes of poetry published by Faber and Faber.

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British and American poetry

Time Span:
20th century
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Facilitates precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Also merges value-added patent information with patent citation information.

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This online directory allows you to search for contact information for AIA architects by zipcode and building type.

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updated continuously

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A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

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This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

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Digitized records of the Board of Trade, the Secretary of State for the Southern Department, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, who together were responsible for administering British colonies in mainland North America and the Caribbean, covering the period from the 1660s to the 1750s, with some earlier and later material. Records include letters, charters and commissions, orders to officials, court records, maps and building plans, printed pamphlets and newspapers, acts of colonial assemblies, military reports, and shipping lists, among others. They document many aspects of colonial life, including the development of colonial institutions, education, economic and industrial development, relations with Native Americans, warfare, religion, slavery, immigration, and many others. This resource is continued by Colonial America 2: Towards Revolution.

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Includes information on immigration from a wide variety of perspectives: border control and law enforcement, court cases, demographics, discrimination, economic and labor issues, events, family issues, government and politics, language and education, laws and treaties, literature, nativism and racism, refugees, religion, sociological theories, and stereotypes.

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This 8 volume encyclopedia set provides a comprehensive overview of education within the United States and throughout the world. With over 850 cross-referenced entries, the entries address such items as K-12 education, higher education, international education, educational policy and legislation, learning and instruction, teacher preparation and testing. In addition, the encyclopedia has 121 biographical sketches of influential educators. Vol. 8 provides detailed entries for court cases, legislation, and international agreements, as well as a substantial index.

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Official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.

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Contains documents from Presidential libraries, Departments of State and Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy.

Time Span:
1945-1972
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Collection of digitized books, pamphlets, manuscripts, court records, maps, and images documenting many aspects of transatlantic slavery and abolition. Subjects include slavery in the early Americas, the middle passage, religion, resistance and revolt, urban slavery, the underground railroad, the abolition movement, freedmen, education, slavery in the Islamic world, and the legacy and persistence of slavery.

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Statistics on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.

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Agricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.

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1994 - present
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Full-text access to the Federal Register (1936 -), Federal Register Indexes (1939-1995), Compilation of Sections Affected (1949-2000), Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1965-2004), and the Administrative Procedure Act (1944-1946).

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HeinOnline provides access to the complete contents of each Federal Register issue. Each Federal Register page is represented in both high quality image and OCR text formats.

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FR (1936-), CSA (1949-2000), Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1965-2004).
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Indexes articles, conference proceedings, and Festschriften on all aspects of medieval studies in the period of 450 to 1500 for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Click on the blue Go button to enter the database.

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Jazz Music Library is a streaming audio database featuring a variety of jazz styles and artists. The collection is particularly strong in the music of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as in music of later periods that grew out of the bebop/hardbop tradition; other periods and more experimental styles are represented more schematically. Notable represented record labels include: Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Contemporary Records, Fantasy, Jazzology, Milestone, Nessa Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, and Prestige. Content is updated monthly.

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CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness. Indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web, and uses sophisticated techniques to located documents on the world wide web.

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Computer Science, Technology

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unlimited
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Streamed productions of all 37 Shakespearean plays, originally produced by the British Broadcasting Company. These are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare's time or in the period of the events depicted. These versions have been enhanced for high definition online streaming and are available to view with captioning.

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Profiles of all the current members of the U.S. Congress. Information includes biographical data, committee assignments, election results, CQ Key Votes, interest group ratings, CQ Vote Studies, and contact information; campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees; detailed descriptions of each member's congressional district as drawn after the 2000 census, including updated maps and voting trends; and the vote for president in each of the House
districts.

Coverage:

Profiles of the 535 members plus the delegates.

Time Span:
2000 to the present; updated for each new Congressional session (every 2 years).
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Description: Provides news, information, advice, and job listings for college and university faculty members and administrators.

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Site of the French National Library

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Access to the BnF's collections in 17 departments through the BN-Opale Plus and Opaline catalogues and the Collective Catalog of the French libraries.

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Digitized records of the Board of Trade, the Secretary of State for the Southern Department, and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, who together were responsible for administering British colonies in mainland North America and the Caribbean,"covering the 1750s, 1760s and 1770s," with some earlier and later material. Records include letters, charters and commissions, orders to officials, court records, maps and building plans, printed pamphlets and newspapers, acts of colonial assemblies, military reports, and shipping lists, among others. They document many aspects of colonial life, including the development of colonial institutions, education, economic and industrial development, relations with Native Americans, warfare, religion, slavery, immigration, and many others. They also document political, social, and economic developments leading to the American Revolution. This resource continues Colonial America 1: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries.

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JNUL is the National Library of the State of Israel, the National Library of the Jewish People, and the Central Library of the Hebrew University.

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Comprehensive collection of all types of materials in all formats and languages concerning Israel and Jewish people.

Time Span:
no limits
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Higher Education Abstracts focuses solely on the field of higher education. It contains abstracts from more than 200 journals in the fields of education, computer sciences, management, psychology, sociology, and law; papers read at meetings of major education and social sciences conferences; books published by all major higher education publishers; and research reports issued by professional organizations, government agencies, and foundations.

Coverage includes materials from the United States and Canada and from foreign publications printed in English.

Time Span:
1996 - present
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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).

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Ebrary is a collection of thousands of online full text books and other materials in a variety of subject areas. In order to view, copy, or print you will need to install the ebrary Reader software. Links to download the reader are available from the main page after you connect.

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JPRS was a translation and publishing service created in the U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Technical Services in March 1957 to provide government agencies with translations of unclassified foreign source documents, including scientific and technical publications, periodical and newspaper articles, scholarly journals, trade and commercial statistics reports, defense-related and other special reports. The documents were selected by area and subject specialists while translations were prepared by linguists and researchers. Today, JPRS reports are considered an important source of primary and secondary material from around the world. Subjects covered in the JPRS Reports include economics, international relations, national politics, military affairs, and science and technology.