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BBC Monitoring

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a UK based international public service broadcaster. The BBC is a corporation operating under Royal Charter and Agreement from the UK government.  BBC Monitoring selects and translates news information from various broadcasting venues (radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet) from countries worldwide. 

Distinct from most other BBC services, through 2012 the funding of BBC Monitoring came principally from its stakeholders (primarily through Grant-in-Aid from the Cabinet Office). In 2013/14, Cabinet Office funding was discontinued, and BBCM is now supported in part through the TV license fee paid by UK households to the BBC Trust.

Updated: Feb 14, 2015 6:39pm

Begell House Inc

Academic publisher of medical and scientific journals and books, with a concentration on engineering and biological sciences.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Berkeley Electronic Press

Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) is a publisher of peer reviewed electronic journals and a creator of tools to facilitate access to research published within institutions. It is also produces products and services to support scholarly communication, including institutional repository and publishing software.

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 3:23pm

Berliner Philharmoniker

A philharmonic orchestra based in Berlin Germany and ranked as one of the best orchestras in the world.

Updated: Mar 16, 2016 10:35am

Biodiversity Heritage Library

A federation of cooperating institutions joined in an effort, in partnership with the Internet Archive, to provide open access to biological information and digitized publications about species via the Web.   

Updated: Mar 17, 2015 12:24pm

BioOne

Provides a full-text database collection of 179 peer-reviewed scientific journals and books in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 3:23pm

Bloomberg L.P.

Provides financial software tools such as an analytics and equity trading platform, data services and news to financial companies and organizations through the Bloomberg terminal (via its Bloomberg Professional Service).

Updated: Oct 23, 2014 2:31pm

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Bloomsbury Publishing is an independent publishing house established in 1986 and based in London. It has offices in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi.

In 2015 its divisions included Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. Bloomsbury USA is a  U.S.-based sunbsidiary.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:37pm

BMI Research

BMI Research (formerly known as Business Monitor International) is a research firm that provides economic data and analysis.

Updated: Dec 3, 2015 3:45pm

Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business is a graduate business school that promotes and disseminates research through its centers and institutes. 

Updated: Oct 27, 2016 2:15pm

Bridgeman Art Library

Bridgeman Art Library works with museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a resource of art and archive footage for reproduction to professionals.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Brill

Brill is an independent publishing company, founded in 1683.  Based in Leiden, with offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill publishes journals, new books, and reference works in the humanities, social sciences, international law and (to a lesser extent) science.  In addition, Brill is a provider of primary source materials online and on microform for researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Brill imprints include Brill, IDC, Nijhoff Brill (formerly Martinus Nijhoff), Rodopi Brill, Hes & De Graaf, and Hotei Publishing.

Updated: Mar 23, 2016 2:50pm

British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a geological survey that focuses on public-good science for government, and research to understand earth and environmental processes. BGS is the UK's provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information, and knowledge to help society: use its natural resources responsibly, manage environmental change, and be resilient to environmental hazards. 

Updated: Oct 4, 2016 1:16pm

Bureau van Dijk Publishing Ltd

Publisher of business information, specialise in private company data combined with software for searching and analysing companies.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm


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