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A collection of thousands of scanned documents and bibliographic records relating to English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the 16th and 18th centuries. The earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French are all covered in this database.

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Offers a broad overview of recent Latino history by exploring the recent histories of all the major national and regional Latino subpopulations and reflecting on what these historical trends might mean for the future of both the United States and the other increasingly connected nations of the Western Hemisphere.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete originated with the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). 

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CommSearch offered bibliographic and keyword references to 26 journals in communication studies, with coverage extending to the inaugural issue of each. It also included cover-to-cover indices of NCA’s six journals, and abstracts from their earliest appearance in NCA journals. Mass Media Articles Index provided citation coverage of over 40,000 articles related to mass media and published in over 60 research journals, as well as major journalism reviews, recent encyclopedias, and handbooks in the area of communications studies. EBSCO has combined and expanded the extensive coverage of these two resources to create CMMC. 

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Provides county-specific reports of community health status for local jurisdictions across the U.S.

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Full text of selected German Jewish newspapers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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Full text of selected German Jewish newspapers from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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18th, 19th and 20th century
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Includes the complete text of the 18-volume original Dictionary of Scientific Biography, plus the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Contains biographies of mathematicians and natural scientists from all countries and from all historical periods.

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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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1982 to present
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This index helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, and more.

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

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Access to the full text of congressional publications. Includes: hearings, legislative histories, committee prints and reports, House and Senate documents, Congressional Record, Serial Set, CRS Reports, bills, public laws, regulations...

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Congressional hearings, public issues, legislation, history, and legal research

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Offical record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published daily when Congress is in session. 1995-present.

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1995 - present
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An online listening database featuring popular genres of world music, including worldbeat, Bollywood, reggae and more. This database complements Smithsonian Global Sound, which focuses more on traditional genres. Many excellent world music record labels, such as Lyrichord, Topic, and Budamusique, are represented.

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Abstracts of journal articles, technical reports, patents and more on all aspects of copper, copper alloys, and copper technology Includes abstracts of 5582 documents published between 1863 and 1964.

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Major areas of coverage include: extractive metallurgy, melting and casting, fabrication, surface treatment , joining, powder and physical metallurgy, properties, corrosion and oxidation, composites, copper compounds, superconductivity, competitive materials, applications, insulation, pollution control, and energy.

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1965- present
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Online access to authenticated versions of the basic federal government documents that define our democratic society, including the Federalist Papers, Articles of Confederation, and the papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.

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This collection consists of items, including letters; receipts for parcels; money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia (including Star of David Badges that Jews were forced to wear), originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II.

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Founded in 1969,the Council's Mission is to disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available to professionals in a useful form. The Council is an international not-for-profit organization supported by architecture, engineering, planning, and development and construction professionals. The CTBUH is the
the world's leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognized source of information on tall buildings internationally. It is the arbiter of the criteria upon which tall building height is measured.

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Provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. This current release includes over 500 videos totaling roughly 540 hours.

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Includes essays on over 200 countries that document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts.

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Using a standard entry format for easy comparison, each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations are surveyed -- from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts.

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Presents key indicators tracing the trends in social and economic development from the last three decades.

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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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Coverage and analysis of U.S. congressional legislation from 1945 to today. Provides in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills are changed, derailed, or ultimately passed during an annual session of Congress. Updated annually.

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Provides comprehensive coverage of every open committee and subcommittee markup, as well as some that are closed. Provides the debates and discussions that take place during markup sessions, as well as summaries of all amendments offered roll-call vote breakdowns, links to committee amendment text and voice-vote outcomes. 1989 - present.

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1989 - present

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An analytical survey of the history and development; powers; personalities; current developments; and legislation considered and passed by the U.S. Congress. Includes data on voting alignments, interest group ratings, advanced CQ key vote analysis, and advanced member analysis.

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The database is organized into four sections: Public Policy Legislation; Members of Congress; CQ Key Votes; and the Legislative Branch.

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Varies by type of data.
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Weekly congressional news and analysis. Full text available from 1983 -- present.

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All the major policy issues confronting the U.S. Congress: Defense, Economy & Taxes, the Environment, Foreign Policy, Health, Education, and Welfare, Crime, etc.

Time Span:
1983 to the present.