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CRL gathers and provides information here about publishers, aggregators, preservation services, and other organizations that host, publish, and maintain digital resources of interest to the CRL community.  This information is intended to inform library decisions on investment in electronic resources and related services.

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 3:23pm

ProQuest

ProQuest LLC is privately-held property of the information services and publishing conglomerate Cambridge Information Group, Inc. With headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, ProQuest publishes in microform and in electronic format scholarly and scientific monographs, journals and archives of historical newspapers, periodicals, government records and publications, dissertations, and epehemera.  ProQuest electronic content is accessed most commonly through library internet gateways, with navigation through such search platforms as ProQuest, CSA Illumina, Dialog, Datastar, Chadwyck-Healey, eLibrary and SIRS.

ProQuest's archived periodicals include Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The...

Updated: Feb 16, 2018 11:12am

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Ravel

Ravel is a privately held technology organization, based in San Francisco CA, specializing in platforms and tools for search, analytics, and visualization of information in the field of law.  

Updated: Apr 20, 2016 4:08pm

Readex

Readex is a subsidiary of NewsBank Inc., a privately held company based in Naples, Florida (USA). Established in 1950 as the Readex Microprint Corporation and acquired by NewsBank, Inc. in 1984, Readex is a major aggregator of newspaper and other content in digital, microform and print formats. Through partnerships with publishers, governments and other entities mostly in the English-speaking world, Readex has aggregated tens of millions of news articles and government publications from thousands of sources dating from the seventeenth century to the present day.    Its major focus is the production of news collections in  searchable online databases, through web-enabled proprietary interfaces. Its text processing, indexing and metadata...
Updated: Oct 22, 2015 5:10pm

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that manages $787 million in capital and has made over $1.5 billion in 2,945 community investments since their inception in 1985.  TRF finances community businesses using loan, equity, and other financing tools.  They support their financing with a research and policy analysis capacity for public officials and private investors. 

Updated: Feb 5, 2015 10:19am

Reveal Digital

Reveal Digital is a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI, created to develop a set of open access, web-based collections of digitized newspapers and related materials in partnership with U.S. academic libraries. Support for the enterprise is being sought in the form of direct investment by academic libraries to cover the costs of digitizing the newspapers, and the hosting and ongoing maintenance of the digital collections created. 

Updated: Apr 27, 2018 5:49pm

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut is a non-profit, non-partisan international archive of social science data, specializing in data from opinion surveys.The data held by the Roper Center ranges from the mid-1930s to the present.  Most Roper survey data is from the United States, but data sets from 90 other countries are also held. The Center also provide graduate training in the practice and study of opinion survey research.  

Updated: Jun 2, 2015 8:23pm

Routledge

Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Routledge is a member (since 1998) of the Taylor & Francis Group LLC, a trading division of Informa UK Ltd. Routledge's online resources include ebooks, online journals, reference resources, and a growing array of primary source collections such as the Armed Conflict Database and the South Asia Archive. 

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 10:18am

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry of UK, carries out research, publishes journals, books and databases, as well as hosting conferences, seminars and workshops.

Updated: Dec 16, 2014 3:26pm

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Sabinet Online Limited

Founded in 1983, Sabinet is a South Africa-based aggregator and online publisher of journals and other literature produced in Southern Africa, and provider of digital services and platforms to libraries in South Africa.  Sabinet's client base also includes research organisations, law firms and individuals.  Sabinet aggregates and publishes electronic journal content in several fields: law; labor; medicine and health; science, technology and agriculture; and the humanities and social sciences.  The databases are available through subscription or openly accessible on the web. 

Updated: Apr 22, 2015 3:11pm

SAGE

Independent U.S.-based academic and professional publisher with offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., publishes journals, books, reference works and databases in business, humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, and medicine. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2015 12:35pm

SCR Publishing Ltd

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Semantics Kommunikationsmanagement GmbH

Semantics GmbH is a German company that provides databases for libraries and archives, as well communication logistics, and document management solutions for corporations.  The company was founded by linguists who had worked as part of their scientific activities with issues of automated text production and digital archiving.

Updated: Sep 21, 2015 9:48am

The Social Care Institute for Excellence

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is an improvement support agency and independent charity, working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. It aims to improve the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

Updated: Oct 4, 2016 11:03am

Springer Nature

Springer Nature is a major academic book publisher, and publisher of journals, formed in 2015 wih the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. 

Updated: Feb 9, 2016 4:18pm

Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Springer Science + Business Media, or known as Springer, is a global publishing company that publishes books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, technical and medical publishing.

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 3:23pm

Standard & Poor (S&P)

A financial service company that publishes financial research and analysis on stocks and bonds.

Updated: Oct 1, 2014 9:25am

Statista

Statista is an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions in English and German.

Updated: Mar 8, 2018 9:46am

Swank Motion Pictures, Inc

Swank Motion Pictures provides both public performance licensing rights and licensed movies to numerous non-theatrical markets, including worldwide cruise lines, U.S. colleges and universities, K-12 public schools and libraries, American civilian and military hospitals, motor coaches, Amtrak trains, correctional facilities and other markets such as parks, art museums and businesses.  

Updated: Jun 24, 2015 12:40pm

Sysomos Inc.

Social media analytics company based in Toronto, Canada. 

Updated: Dec 13, 2016 12:31pm

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