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Full-text database of statistics, analyses, definitions, and historical material on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. Users can customize data on candidate and office history, seat status and competition, party control, split districts, third parties, party switches and special elections. Also includes an encyclopedia, calendar, and chronology.

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Six main categories: Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, Gubernatorial Elections, Campaigns and Elections, Political Parties, and Voters and Demographics.

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Dependent on type of document or data.
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This is the Internet Edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, which corresponds to the latest edition of the printed book.

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 Online collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, handbooks and other reference titles covering all subjects. Search by subject, keywords, or book title. Includes  images, videos, topic pages and mind mapping (related terms and concepts).

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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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FBI statistics on crime in the United States as reported by 17,000 jurisdictions. Also provides access to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.

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1995 to present
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Criminal Justice Abstracts, formerly produced by Sage Publications, includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts' coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

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The Cross-National Time Series-Data Archive provides data from 1815 onwards for over 200 countries. Domestic, political, demographic, social, and economic data included.

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Delivers the latest synthetic methods reported in over 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

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A current awareness database that helps you quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. You get integrated access to high quality literature through a unified platform.

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Provides business ratios for industries in areas of solvency, efficiency and profitability searchable by industry name and SIC code with reports that can by printed in spreadsheet format.

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Business, finance, accounting

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Most recent three years
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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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A single point of access to quality research data from around the world. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research.

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National, state, and regional survey data for child and adolescent health.

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This database is no longer available through the UMD Libraries. Please adjust your bookmarks. See this  for additional information.

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This database is no longer available through the UMD Libraries. Please adjust your bookmarks. See this page  for additional information.

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“The home of the U.S. Government’s open data." provides data, tools and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile apps and design data visualizations and much more.

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Now called 20th Century Media Information Database
Database Needs Internet Explorer IME for Japanese. Japan's Occupation Period (1945-1949) magazine database. Article-level index to magazines in the Prange Collection, University of Maryland Libraries. (Japanese)

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The historical map collection from the 18th to 20th centuries it has over 37,000 maps and images online. Register in order to download high resolution images.

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DBpia provides full text databases including more than one million articles from about 2,000 Korean scholarly journals in 12 different fields of society, literature, economics & business, medical science, humanities, theology, law & administration, arts, engineering, natural science, and education. All the back issues of each journal title are available and title, author, keyword, journal title and publisher searchable

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Since1998
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The Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (DELRdi) is an index of literature and research from 1926 to the present. It contains extensive descriptions of 4,500+ literary works including theses, dissertations, journal articles, conference proceedings and other reports from over 200+ different publications and organizations and 147 university dance programs. In addition to providing basic citation information, the DELRdi provides detailed descriptive information on the methodology, techniques, and characteristics of the research documented in the index. The DELRdi is the culminating product of a four-year research project supported by the United States Department of Education (2001-2005).

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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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Includes citations and abstracts to articles from international design and craft journals and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, and firms. Includes two supplementary databases: Education Directory and Periodicals Directory.

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Covers all areas of design and craft including photography, graphics, advertising, architecture, interior design, ceramics, glass, textiles, metalwork, and industrial design

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1973 to the present
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The Detroit Free Press (1831-1922) 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.

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1831-1922
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Database of science, social science, and arts & humanities journals from Spain. Abstracts and full- text of selected articles are available.

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Spanish language dictionary of linguistic terms.

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A website devoted to the study of Emily Dickinson, her writing practices, writings directly influencing her work, and critical and creative writings generated by her work.

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The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

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The Dictionary of American Regional English provides definitions and etymologies for words and phrases that vary region to region in the United States, including 4,000 audio recordings that demonstrate various regional pronunciations as collected in the mid-20th century.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

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The Dictionary of Belgian painters covers the life and production of some 6,300 painters, from Van Eyck, Broederlam, Magritte, and Delvaux to Rubens, Nicolie, and Boulenger; the largest to the smallest representatives of Flemish and Belgian painters.

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Digger is an archaeological specialist search engine. Product of the University of Freiburg, Institute for Prehistoryand Early History and Archaeology of the Middle Ageshttp://www.ufg.uni-freiburg.de/d/inst/

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It will only be considered such sites in the search, the offer actually archaeologically relevant content.

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Now known as Dissertations & Theses Global, follow this link to access.

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It offers access to more than 90 percent of the doctoral dissertations accepted each year in North America. The database also covers thousands of dissertations and theses from around the globe.

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1861 to present
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The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.

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Full-text online of previously classified primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945.

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Comprised of more than 20 topic-specific collections, including Afghanistan, Berlin and Cuban Missile Crises, China, El Salvador, Iran and Iran-Contra, Iraqgate, Japan, Nicaragua, Phillipines, Presidential Directives on National Security, South Africa, Soviet Union, Terrorism, U.S. Espionage and Intelligence, U.S. Military Uses of Space, and U.S. Nuclear History and Non-proliferation Policy.

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Varies by collection; generally sometime during the Cold War period, 1945 to 1991.
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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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The Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker series has been in publication since 1981. It covers the works of major authors spanning eleven centuries and includes historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts. Collections of essays, speeches and other non-literary material add context and background material. As every individual text is edited to the same high standard, you can rely on the quality and accuracy of each edition and the collection as a whole.

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From the international Monetary Fund, provides data on the country and area distribution of countries’ exports and imports by their partners. To download, set up a free personal account.

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This resource provides information about chemical research and researchers at universities located in the United States and Canada. It is a searchable database containing all of the information in the print Directory of Graduate Research.

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It includes information on graduate programs in eight disciplines: biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science, medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, polymers and materials science, toxicology, and marine science. Listings for faculty members include contact and biographical information and bibliographic citations for articles published in the last two years.

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The directory is published every two years.
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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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This database is the an authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Full text is available from 1997 to the present. It also contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

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It offers access to more than 90 percent of the doctoral dissertations accepted each year in North America. The database also covers thousands of dissertations and theses from around the globe.

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1861 to present
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An international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology. Contains more than 13,500 records, including the corrected and updated contents of the earlier printed editions of Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology.

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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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A single source of all relevant data for the accurate assessment of the risks associated with the use of over 4, 100 chemicals of environmental concern. The information in DOSE is fully referenced and is presented in concise, easy-to-read summaries.

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Data include physical properties, occupational exposure limits, mammalian and avian toxicity, genotoxicity, ecotoxicity, environmental fate, plus regulatory requirements including risk and safety phrases.

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A scholarly resource for recordings by American composers and performers. It provides CD quality streaming audio, complete and original liner notes, and essays from independent record labels and sound archives including New World Records, CRI, Albany, innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, and Mutable Music labels.

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DRUM provides digital repository services for the University of Maryland. Currently there are three types of materials in our collections: faculty deposited documents, a Library managed collection of UM doctoral dissertations, and a collection of technical reports.

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New submissions to the thesis/dissertation collections are added automatically as they are received from the Graduate School. Currently, the Graduate School deposits all theses and dissertations from a given semester after the official graduation date. This means that there may be up to a 4 month delay in the appearance of a given thesis/dissertation in DRUM.

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2003-
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This is the most recent edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (commonly called the "DSM" or "DSM-5"),the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.

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This is the fourth edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (commonly called the "DSM" or "DSM-IV-TR"),the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States

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The National Gallery of Art proudly presents its remarkable collection of Dutch seventeenth-century paintings, with entries written by curator Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. The Gallery's Dutch collection, which numbers more than 130 paintings, includes works by many of the finest masters of the golden Age, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Alebert Cuyp. In it are outstanding examples of portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, marine paintings, still life’s, and biblical and mythological scenes that have made this school of painting one of the most beloved and admired in the history of European art.

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Scientific electronic Library –Library RU-the largest Russian information portal, in Russian .of 2,500 Russian scholarly journals in all fields . including more than one 1’3000 journals in the public domain . Only public domain journals are accessible full text to UMD . In order to see full text one needs to individually register with the site which is free.