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Providers A-Z

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.

University of Michigan

Public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Updated: Aug 16, 2018 11:44am

Oxford University Press

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) has a Global Academic Publishing program that spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.

Updated: Aug 14, 2018 2:07pm

Population Reference Bureau

The Population Reference Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization that specializes in collecting and providing access to statistics for research and academic purposes focused on the environment, and health and structure of populations. 

The Population Reference Bureau receives support from a number of foundations, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies. Included in their services the Population Reference Bureau offers an annual World Population Data Sheet, provides the online DataFinder, and publishes the Population Handbook. 

Updated: Jul 23, 2018 12:00pm

Liverpool University Press

Updated: Jul 19, 2018 12:52pm

International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (IISH)

Founded in 1979, IISH is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) that conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations. The collections, some of which concern politically sensitive materials, are the property of or have been issued on standing loan to the independent IISH Foundation.

Updated: Jun 27, 2018 12:35pm

Numérique Premium

Numérique Premium, a subsidiary of the publisher Nouveau Monde Editions, is a provider of ebooks in History and Human Sciences for libraries, in partnership with more than thirty publishers and societies in the French-speaking world.

Updated: Jun 8, 2018 3:04pm

The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is a Chicago-based, non­profit organization that collects and curates oral histories of African­ Americans. 

Updated: May 8, 2018 10:04am

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

LexisNexis

LexisNexis is a commercial provider of legal, business, and risk management research and data products, founded in 1973. Now a subsidiary of the publicly traded RELX Group, a British multinational information and analytics company headquartered in London, LexisNexis Legal & Professional is based in New York with offices worldwide.  The Center for Research Libraries profiled LexisNexis in 2006; the full profile can be found at: https://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/d6/attachments/pages/LexisNexisprofile.pdf.

Updated: Apr 25, 2018 10:01am

Canadiana.org

Canadiana.org is a non-profit organization that works together with partners (including Library and Archives Canada)  to present Canada's documentary heritage content online. The organization acts as a coordinator, facilitator and advocate for digitization initiatives, and provides access services and preservation infrastructure. Canadiana is membership alliance governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of  scholars and representatives of major Canadian university libraries and other memory institutions.  

In April 2018, Canadiana merged with the Canadian consortium, The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). As a merged organization, CRKN will continue its core licensing activities for scholarly journal content, while expanding support...

Updated: Apr 13, 2018 10:34am

Knowledge World Company for Digital Content

Knowledge World Company for Digital Content was established in Jordan in 2004 as an limited liability institution with the goal of establishing information databases "of high quality and professional principles in accordance with international standards and practices" (e-Marefa Profile). Knowledge World Company established the e-Marefa project in 2008 (the online database launched in 2012) in partnership with academic and research institutions in the Middle East and throughout the Arab World.

 

Updated: Mar 28, 2018 12:22pm

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

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

Interfax Information Services Group

Interfax Group is a leading provider of critical information on Russia, China and emerging markets of Eurasia, serving the needs of investors, corporations, financial professionals and the media. Interfax provides about 100 specialized information services, supplying weekly and daily intelligence reports with industry analysis, business information, real-time news, market data and ratings and credit reports. The Interfax Group has a global operational network, with over 1000 staff daily turning out over 3000 stories from over 70 bureaus worldwide. Sectors covered by Interfax include: banking & finance, oil & gas, energy, power, mining & metals, food & agriculture, pharmaceutical & health sciences, telecoms media technology (TMT), Insurance, in addition to...

Updated: Jan 30, 2018 3:56pm

IHS Markit

A London-based global financial data and risk analysis organization, widely cited as a source of economic data and forecasting, IHS Markit offers a variety of services, data and tools for business, government and academic researchers. 

Updated: Jan 28, 2018 2:55pm

UK Data Service

The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) "to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all [U.K.] sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres, think tanks, and business consultants and the commercial sector." 

Updated: Jan 21, 2018 3:41pm

Mergent Inc.

Mergent Inc.  owned by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)  "provides business and financial information on global publicly listed companies, as well as print and online library solutions. It offers research solutions, such as Mergent Online that offers detailed insight into company and industry research; Mergent Intellect, a Web-based application that features a collection of worldwide business information; Mergent Bondviewer, which contains a range of bond data that involves issuer and issue-level terms and conditions for the United States taxable bonds, municipal bonds, and retail notes; First Research industry reports that provide industry research; and Hoover’s Academic solution...

Updated: Nov 20, 2017 11:05am

Planet Labs

Planet (or Planet Labs) is an Earth imaging company that designs and manufactures satellites that provide a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution. The images gathered by the satellites provide up to date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yeild production, urban planning and disaster response. 

Updated: Nov 1, 2017 11:52am

Microform Academic Publishers

Microform Imaging Limited has two distinct trading divisions. Microform Scanning & Microfilming which provides bureau services, and Microform Academic Publishers which maintains the company’s original pedigree focusing on preservation and dissemination of the information and knowledge stored in libraries, archives and record offices from all corners of the United Kingdom. Additionally their British Online Archives (BOA) is used for their digitized primary source collections under the parent company of Microform Academic Publishers.

Updated: Oct 6, 2017 1:10pm

Classiques Garnier Numérique

Classiques Garnier Numérique offers to universities, public, private and research libraries online access to databases in the fields of literature and the humanities

Updated: Oct 5, 2017 9:07am

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