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Oxford Handbooks Online

This is the complete texts of the prestigious Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:51am

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online is a resource which brings together the best current scholarship in the field, and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.    Including over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, and primary sources, this resource will be of interest to a wide audience.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:49pm

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Pew Research Center Datasets

The Pew Research Center makes its survey data openly accessible online after a period of time. Users can download datasets off of Pew's website from surveys covering: U.S. politics & policy; journalism & media; internet, science & tech; religion & public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes & trends; and social & demographic trends. 

Provider: Pew Research Center
Updated: Dec 12, 2016 3:12pm

PolicyMap

PolicyMap from The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a fully web-based Geographic Information System that offers access to thousands of up-to-date data indicators on demographics, lending, housing, income and spending, education, jobs, health, federal programs, and much more.

Provider: The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:32pm

Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a compilation database of public opinion data, containing full text of over 18,000 surveys from approximately 1,700 U.S. and international sources.  

Provider: ORS Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2016 3:23pm

PrivCo

The PrivCo database provides extensive private company financial information for over 500,000 companies.  It includes data on private company investors, M&A deals, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructuring, and more.

Provider: PrivCo
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 11:58am

ProQuest Annual Register

The database includes every volume of The Annual Register from its founding in 1758 to the present. The Annual Register is a record of British and world events, published annually in London .Its coverage includes nternational diplomacy, trade, economics, the environment, science, law, religion, the arts, and sport, together with a chronicle of major events and selected documents. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 10:52am

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

With more than 2.7 million entries, and 1.2 in full text, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) is the database of record for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,700 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the globe. Over 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:56am

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers is a definitive, historical newspaper archive and includes  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian  and The Observer, The Irish Times  and other leading American,m British and Irish titles of broad research importance.    ProQuest Historical Newspapers is available as a subscription or perpetual purchase.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 12:48pm

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S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ provides real-time data, research, and analytics on both public and private capital markets.

Provider: Standard & Poor (S&P)
Updated: Mar 15, 2017 2:25pm

Scholarly Communications Report

Scholarly Communications Report is an electronic newsletter covering news and updates on key issues in scholarly communications. Published eleven times a year it provides a broad overview of industry trends, combined with evaluative and critical analysis of the key issues and developments.

Provider: SCR Publishing Ltd
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:58am

Scholars GeoPortal

GeoPortal is a platform produced through the Ontario Council of University Libraries that provides access to geospatial datasets, made up of both licensed and open source content. GeoPortal data includes: land-based vector data, census geography, and orthophotography. 

Provider: Ontario Council of University Libraries
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:38pm

Science Full Text Select

Science Full Text Select features all of the full text content from the following Wilson full text databases: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full Text.    In addition, Science Full Text Select includes the full text content of relevant journals selected from other Wilson full text periodical databases.    N.B. The subscription fees are displayed in the Agreements tab pro rata to the nearest month if your institution was to subscribe this month.

Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:59am

Scopus

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Sciverse Scopus provides superior support for the literature research process and is designed to find the information researchers need.

Provider: Elsevier
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 12:06pm

SDC Platinum

SDC Platinum is a databases of information on new corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, syndicated loans, private equity, and other global financial marketplace related data. The product is provided by Thomson Reuters.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:34pm

The Shakespeare Collection

The Shakespeare Collection is a research environment for Shakespeare, Renaissance, Early Modern, Literary and Performance Studies and Theatre History.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:27am

Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD)

Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) is a resource representing protests, riots, strikes, inter-communal conflict, government violence against civilians, and other forms of social conflict not systematically tracked in other conflict datasets. SCAD currently includes information on social conflicts from 1990-2016, covering all of Africa and now also Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Provider: Strauss Center, University of Texas at Austin
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:53am

Social Explorer - Direct

Social Explorer database contains the entire U.S. census history as well as numerous other demographic and environmental study reports, as well as mapping tools. The website seamlessly integrates spatial and numeric data through an easy-to-use interface and makes working with socio-demographic data simple even for a novice user.

Social Explorer was previously provided by Oxford University Press (OUP).  In April 2019, OUP announced that OUP and Social Explorer, Inc. mutually agreed to end its partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer, Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Provider: Social Explorer, Inc.
Updated: Sep 27, 2019 10:16am

Social Explorer - OUP

The Social Explorer database was launched in 2003 by Oxford University Press (OUP), and contains the entire U.S. census history as well as numerous other demographic and environmental study reports, as well as mapping tools. The website seamlessly integrates spatial and numeric data through an easy-to-use interface and makes working with socio-demographic data simple even for a novice user.

In April 2019, OUP announced that OUP and Social Explorer, Inc. mutually agreed to end its partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer. Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:45am

Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SEDLAC)

The Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SEDLAC) is an online, open source database featuring statistics on poverty and other distributional and social variables from 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on micro data from household surveys. The database is provided through a partnership between The World Bank and The Center for Distributive, Labor, and Social Studies (CEDLAS) at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. SEDLAC is an ongoing project and regular updates and revisions are made to the dataset.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Oct 24, 2016 11:20am

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