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Grove Art Online only

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: Sep 13, 2013 10:17am

Grove Music Online only

Grove Music Online includes the full text articles from The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and many other leading music reference works. Updated regularly, this resource is relevant to all levels of study and contains Sibelius enabled audio examples, learning resources and timelines, bibliographic information, and more.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:18am

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History Resource Centre: World

History Resource Center: World is an online collection of full text periodicals, reference works and primary source documents covering world history topics from pre-antiquity up to the present. The database also features a significant amount of newly available reference content supported by additional primary source.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:26am

History Study Centre

History Study Centre is an online resource of digitised primary and secondary sources with over 40,000 documents and articles.    It is a general history resource covering British, American, European, and world history, and includes over 50 reference works, 60 journals, 3,000 images, and a multimedia section.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:54pm

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ICPSR

The ICPSR data repository includes social science data and related documentation from commercial and non-commercial sources.  It is an archive of more than 500,000 files of public opinion research data and other ares of the social sciences, relating to politics, education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and a multitude of other fields.

Provider: ICPSR
Updated: Oct 17, 2018 12:46pm

IMF eLibrary

IMF publications and data are now fully available online through the IMF eLibrary. The content is divided into three collections: Books and Analytical Papers, Periodicals, and Statistics. Statistical data is fully searchable in one database compiled from data going back to the 1940s. Altogether IMF reports that the eLibrary covers more than 13000 titles and five databases.

Provider: International Monetary Fund
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 12:05am

INDEPTH Data Repository

The INDEPTH data repository provides free and open access to data collected by the INDEPTH Network through population and health evaluations of communities in low and middle income countries.

Provider: INDEPTH Network
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:24pm

Indiastat

Indiastat is an online gateway to socio-economic data from India, its states, regions, and districts. Subscription to Indiastat provides access to 56 associate databases that cover topics including agriculture, demographics, market forecast, health, media, economy, crime, and social welfare. 

Provider: Datanet India
Updated: Mar 20, 2017 3:07pm

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:06am

Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive (1836-2001)

Institutions now have free online access to the full text of every paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2001, representing over 200,000 pages of information. 

Provider: ICE Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:20am

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Proceedings Archive 1847-1996

The IMechE Proceedings archive contains over 200,000 pages of unique material, including technical papers, obituaries, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment published in the proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 

Provider: Professional Engineering Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:21am

IOP Journal Archive 1874 -

Online access to over 110,000 articles and 1.5 million pages of research from 40 journals published by the Institute of Physics between 1874 and 1998.

Provider: IOP Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:24am

iPoll Databank

The iPoll database is a data source for U.S. public opinion questions and answers. 

Provider: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Updated: Oct 6, 2017 3:42pm

IPUMS International

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) is an online database of microdata from 79 countries (2015) for international social and economic research, created and maintained by the Minnesota Population Center. Source data is provided by participating National Statistical Offices. The data are coded and documented consistently across countries and over time to facillitate comparative research.   The data are available to qualified researchers free of charge through a web dissemination system.

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Sep 13, 2019 2:27pm

IPUMS Terra

IPUMS Terra (previously known as TerraPop) is an online, open access database that provides users with global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate, and other environmental characteristics. IPUMS Terra also provides tools for integrating, analyzing and visualizing data that have spatial and temporal dimensions.  

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 20, 2017 3:52pm

IPUMS USA

The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) is an online, openly accessible resource of more than fifty samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-present. IPUMS-USA is composed of microdata and includes a data extraction system that enables users to select the samples and variables they require. 

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 14, 2017 5:09pm

ISI Web of Knowledge

The ISI Web of Knowledge platform provides a . . .  single, unified environment through which researchers can seamlessly access different types of information: journal literature, proceedings papers, patents, chemical reactions and compounds, as well as evaluated web content. In addition, the content found within the platform is multidisciplinary, ensuring that scholars are not restricted along subject-specific lines. -  (from JISC ADAT database)

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 4:25pm

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Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports®(JCR®) offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:45am

JSTOR - Additional Collection 1: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes

This collection brings together more than 30,000 digital objects of visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites and rock art sites. The materials include photographs, 3D models, GIS data sets, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, excavation reports, travelogues, and other scholarly research that will be of use to students and scholars in anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, heritage preservation, and architectural studies. Documented heritage sites include Lalibela, Ethiopia; Timbuktu, Mali; and Elmina, Ghana. In addition, rock art sites cover over thirty countries across the continent. Funding for this collection has come from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Arcadia Fund.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:26am

JSTOR - Additional Collection 2: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa

This collection documents liberation movements in the southern African countries of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with access to more than 17,000 digital objects such as oral histories, speeches, nationalist publications, fully digitized books, journals, and pamphlets. Theses materials address topics such as colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within Southern Africa.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:26am

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