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Covers the human rights and civil liabilities that are legally recognized in the United States. Entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion and many others.

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This free site compiles data from prominent international statistics sources like the CIA, UN and others and presents them graphically to allow easy comparisons of countries.

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Brief descriptions of legal issues' historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

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Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and; comprehensive bibliographies, including print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

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Electronic collection of women’s diaries and correspondence from Colonial times to 1950.  Coverage includes: all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous, and the not so famous. More than 1,500 biographies are also included.

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Rare printed journals, periodicals and newspapers of the long Eighteenth century (1680-1820) from the Bodleian Library at Oxford, the British Library, and other prominent collections. All items are full-text searchable.

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CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.

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"This growing collection in LGBT Studies features text and video resources exploring the social, cultural, and political evolution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. The immense text holdings in this collection include materials ranging from texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction. The latter category includes winners of the Stonewall Book Awards and Lambda Literary Awards. The video holdings include documentaries, interview, and archival films that look at all aspects of the LGBT community: LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. The collection has an international and multidisciplinary focus (inclu. lgbt studies, sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, cultural studies, and religious studies)."

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A comprehensive reference work dealing with all aspects of its poetry and poetics: history, types, movements, prosody, and critical terminology.

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Provides summaries of more than 190,000 resources in criminal justice, juvenile justice and substance abuse. Includes journal articles, government reports, books, research reports and unpublished research.

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Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references found in nearly 1,130 of the world's leading arts & humanities journals. Also, covers individually selected, relevant items from approximately 7,000 of the world's leading science and social sciences journals.

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1996 to present; weekly updates
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Free website contains full-text of journals articles, seminar & conference proceedings, books & monographs, doctoral theses in mathematics. Freely downloadable content after a variable moving wall.

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The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

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Full text images of over 1,100 colonial and early American magazines and periodicals spanning from colonial times to the mid 20th century. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines like Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.

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Useful for the study of American history, literature, culture, sciences and social sciences.

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1740-1900
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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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The International Nuclear Information System provides an online bibliographic retrieval service to over 3 millions references to commercial journals, grey/non-conventional literature and Internet web documents relevant to nuclear science and technology. The subject scope covers the areas of reactors, safety, fusion, medicine, agriculture and pest control, nuclear chemistry, nuclear physics and materials science, nuclear knowledge management, industry, and legal/social aspects. The full-text of most of the cited grey literature can be retrieved online or by free electronic document delivery.

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1942 to present

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Schillers Werke comprises the whole of the Nationalausgabe, the finest and most complete critical edition of his works, letters, and conversations, including all illustrations, notes, variants, and indexes. It currently includes 46 volumes, with further volumes added to the Web edition, and includes notes on sources as well as on the genesis of the works and their subsequent influence on German literature.

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This resource requires a campus login for access. Provides comparable statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agriculture output, communications and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services. It covers demographic trends, economic indicators, finance, foreign trade, health, labor force, industrial and agricultural production, environmental data, consumer expenditure patterns, retail sales, advertising and media patterns, consumer prices, household patterns, literacy rates, telecommunications, automotive and transport figures, travel and tourism, income and earnings potential. It also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.

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An encyclopedia of African American literature from its origins to the present. "While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated."

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Over 4,500 titles of publications including banned literature, fiction, non-fiction, scholarly and popular, written by Arab authors and in particular leading authors from Egypt. Over 80% of the titles are unavailable or very hard to acquire even in print form. The e-library is arranged into 31 categories. 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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Database that covers social gerontology, including such subject area as the psychology of aging, elder abuse, and society and the elderly.

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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 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.

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OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. It provides access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The Open Archives Initiative is not the same thing as the Open Access movement.
These resources, often hidden from search engine users behind web scripts, are known as the "deep web." The owners of these resources share them with the world using OAI-PMH.
OAIster reveals these digital resources in an easy-to-use, searchable interface.

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Christian Muslim relations & bibliographical history online is a general online history of relations between the fathis.it covers the period from 600 to 1500when encounters take place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin, and other languages. Christian Muslim Relations Online comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qua’ran, Qua’ran commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith, and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

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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.

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A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

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Provides full-text access to key works and archival documents of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. This immense collection includes materials ranging from texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction. The latter category includes winners of the Stonewall Book Awards and Lambda Literary Awards. Has an international focus. Is cross-searchable with the LGBT Studies in Video database.

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A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal
articles with 19th century imprints.

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Covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and sues; and their impact on human populations. It offers geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink and takes up subjects from food fads, prejudices, and taboos to questions of food toxins, additives, labeling and entitlements.

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This collection includes digitized images of over 6,500 American magazines and journals published between 1691 and 1877. The collection is available in five series: Series 1 (1691-1820); Series 2 (1821-1837) Series 3 (1838-1852)’ Series 4 (1853-1865) and Series 5 (1866-1877). The series can be searched separately or in combination.

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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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Information about the European history from the Bolshevik Revolution to the European Union. Covers a broad scope, encompassing the period's scientific and economic, social and cultural, political and military developments.

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"Streaming video collection of performances, masterclasses, and interviews. Performances include orchestral, choral, and chamber music. For operas, take a look at the separate database Opera in Video. Or, search Opera in Video and Classical Music in Video together through the database Music Online.

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The Encyclopedia of American Jewish History records and analyzes the American Jewish experience from its beginnings in the mid-seventeenth century to the present. It examines the encounters with, and impact on, America of successive waves of Jewish immigrants and their descendants, including Sephardim, Ashkenazim, Holocaust survivors, Soviet Jews, and Mizrahim.

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Provides information on all aspects of Judaism. Covers 4000 years of Jewish history, Jewish communities, literature, art, sociology, significant biographies, the Diaspora, Zionism, and Israel.

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Discusses liberty and justice in contemporary America by exploring eighteen topics of relevance to students and citizens. Topics include

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Guide to using UM (College Park) resources to find sound recordings; updated frequently by UM Libraries faculty.

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Independent Voices is a digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.

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Information on all countries of the world including territories and federal states. Details of significant international and national organizations and biographical profiles of “the most important people in the world today

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Database of 35,000 records that cover the subject of violence and abuse, including such areas as family violence, sexual assault, and emotional abuse.

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Provides the world's most comprehensive firm-level data in emerging markets and developing economies for over 120,000 countries and expanding. Data are used to create indicators that benchmark the quality of the business and investment climate across countries.

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2002-present

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Provides access to private and public U.S. and international business data, among them : company annual reports , industry reports ,ratios, news, facts, and figures, and more

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The database represents all 23,000+ scores from numerous collections held by Special Collections in performing Arts. Students, faculty, and staff of the entire University System of Maryland, as well as members of select organizations, are welcome to borrow most of the works found in this database.

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Provides access to historical corporate and industry
reports for US as well as for companies in more than 100 countries.
Historical annual reports collection goes back to 1925.

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Provides current and historical financial information on publicly traded US and international companies.
The company information includes: analyst reports, annual stock price ranges, bond ratings history, news, mergers & acquisitions, stock splits, income statements, balance sheets, information on subsidiaries, officers and directors, etc.

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SAE Mobilus includes resources related to mobility engineering from the Society of Automotive Engineering. UMD subscribes to SAE journals available through Mobilus.

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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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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Rosters of the forced interment of people of Japanese descent during World War II chart one of the darker chapters in American history.