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Begell Digital Library

Begell Digital Library is a full text database providing the latest research data and information across a broad spectrum of engineering and biomedical sciences and applied works.

Provider: Begell House Inc
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:05pm

Benezit Dictionary of Artists and Grove Art Online joint package (discounted pricing) 2012-2013

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.     Grove Art Online covers all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day, from art and architecture to ceramics and photography. It gives online access to the text of over 50,000 articles from the 34 volume Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.    

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:14pm

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library is an online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion.  The resource offers users cross-searchable access to an expanding range of essential resources in this discipline of growing importance and relevance and will be of use to anyone working in, researching, or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:23pm

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. The ResearchNow Collection facilitates access to 57 peer reviewed bepress journals current through the ResearchNow portal. The journals cover research in economics, business, marketing, law, political science, public affairs, humanities, health, medicine, science, and technology.

Provider: Berkeley Electronic Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:05pm

Bibliography of Arabic Books Online

A bibliography and catalog of books printed in Arabic script before 1960. The records will be based on Arab characters, with full authority control of romanized forms of names and places, as well as the western forms of the names, in accordance with the major international standards (ISO, NACO, NAF).     This bibliography will ultimately contain approximately 65,000 titles of books and 15,000 authority records. Also biographical information about the authors will be added.   The bibliography will be supplemented over the years from many different sources.  

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:07pm

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center is an online biographical reference database is covering figures of note in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

BioOne

BioOne is an aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals featuring timely content on a wide array of today's most pressing topics; including global warming, stem cell research, and ecological and biodiversity conservation. 

Provider: BioOne
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:26pm

BIOSIS Previews

BIOSIS Previews contains bibliographic data & abstract text for research published in the life sciences. BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings and discoveries of new organisms.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:44pm

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides access to legal content, integrated with tools and Bloomberg L.P.’s proprietary company and market information and news. More information on the product at:  http://about.bloomberglaw.com/product-features/overview. The product incorporates many of the datrabases and content offered previously by the Bureau of National Affairs, which was purchased by Bloomberg L.P. in 2011.   

Provider: Bloomberg L.P.
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:25am

Bloomberg Professional Service

A comprehensive, premium financial information platform used by finance and investment professionals, journalists, economists, and other researchers, Bloomberg Professional Service provides access to current and historical news and information relating to financial markets and financial activity worldwide. 

Provider: Bloomberg L.P.
Updated: Jun 12, 2017 9:07am

BMI (formerly Business Monitor International)

The BMI (formerly Business Monitor International) platform provides a wide suite of raw data, risk ratings, quarterly and/or monthly forecast reports, daily sector analysis, webinar access, analyst team interaction and project databases to evaluate, measure and identify business opportunities and environments by country worldwide. BMI has three "pillars" of service: 

Country Risk Analysis Is what BMI calls its "umbrella service," which provides country and regional investment and growth strategies based on macroeconomic forecasting, financial market analysis and political risk assessments. Industry Risk Analysis...
Provider: BMI Research
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

Bridgeman Education

Bridgeman Education is the online educational resource of the Bridgeman Art Library. It offers subscribers unlimited access to an archive of over 390,0000 images of art, history and culture – all copyright cleared for educational use.

Provider: Bridgeman Art Library
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:18pm

Brill Journal Archive Online

Brill Journal Archive Online has over fifty thousand articles from more than eighty journals covering subjects such as biology, human rights, international law, and the social sciences. Titles include one of the world's oldest academic journals on Chinese studies, T'oung Pao.   

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:08pm

British Academy Publications Online

An online collection of academic monographs and essay collections from the distinguished British Academy list.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:19pm

Brockelmann Online

Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes of the Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur as well as the three supplement volumes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students. 'Brockelmann' is an indispensible research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.     

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:16pm

Business and Company Resource Center

Business and Company Resource Center brings together a wide range of global business information from multiple sources in a single interface. The Collection incorporates company profiles, industry rankings, product and brand information, financial data, company histories and events from journals, news sources, reference works, reports, podcasts, and directories.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

Business Dynamic Statistics

Business Dynamic Statistics is a series of openly accessible datasets provided by the U.S. Census Bureau that contain data on U.S. business dynamics. The featured data includes: economic data  on employment, number of establishments, establishment openings and closing, number of startups and firm shutdowns as well as annual business and economic statistics. 

Provider: The U.S. Census Bureau
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:14pm

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights is a database provided by Gale Cengage with access to company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. The data includes: case studies, coutnry profiles, statistics, market research reports, news articles, academic journals, and reference materials. 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:44pm


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