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ABI/INFORM

ABI/INFORM (available in multiple iterations and coverage levels) is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. The database is designed for students and faculty at business schools offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. With ABI/INFORM, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics and competitive landscape.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with full text for nearly 9,000 journals, including more than 7,700 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 13,000 journals. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields. Academic Search Complete...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:55pm

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries (APCRL)

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries (APCRL) is a digital collection of 375 popular and trade journals from Center for Research Library collections, digitized in collaboration with ProQuest.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jul 2, 2015 10:10am

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.  Gale's collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward--from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 10:50am

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British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900offer expires in 7 days

British Literary Manuscripts I, 1660-1900 provides access to facsimile images of literary manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era.

The collection includes letter and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, essays, journals, and more.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:34pm

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissanceoffer expires in 7 days

British Literary Manuscripts II, Medieval & Renaissance provides access to a collection facsimile images of literary manuscripts from roughly 1120 to 1660.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:37pm

Business Source Complete

This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides the full text for more than 8,800 serials, dating back to 1965 (or the first issue published for that journal). It also includes searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier is the leader in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Regional Business News is a supplemental/complimentary database for customers of Business Source Premier. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for nearly100 regional...

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:56pm

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The Chatham House Online Archiveoffer expires in 7 days

Since its founding in 1920 as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London-based Chatham House has been a leading center for policy research on international affairs. In 2013, an online searchable database integrating a large extent of Chatham House’s publications and archives was made available for the first time. Gale Cengage released the first module of The Chatham House Online Archive, covering the years 1920–79, in 2013. The second module, covering the years 1980–2010, is slated for release in late spring 2014.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:39pm

Church Missionary Society Periodicals

Church Missionary Society Periodicals provides digital access to two hundred years of serial publications from the British-based Church Missionary Society (CMS) and the South American Missionary Society. The collection consists of two modules.

Module 1: Global Missions and Contemporary Encounters was released in April 2015 and features a wide range of titles from the collection at the Crowther Mission Studies Library in Oxford. It includes the Church Missionary Gleaner, CMS Outlook, CMS Intelligencer, Ruanda Notes (MAM News) and the South Missionary Magazine, encompassing issues from 1804-2009. 

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Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:59am

Classic Mexican Cinema

Classic Mexican Cinema  is a small, specialized digital collection of around 40,000 pages issued as one of the Brill Primary Sources collections. The five periodicals featured are from the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Provider: Brill
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 12:27pm

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Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America

Diversity and Dissent: Civil Society in 20th Century America is a thematically-driven digitization initiative by Reveal Digital to digitize diverse material along the themes of civil society: items from non-governmental/non-commercial organizations that supported gender and race equality, workers rights, and other issues that challenged social norms in 20th Century America.

The "Civil Society Investment Fund" is a new funding model proposed by Reveal to create a sustainable funding base for projects. Libraries committing to multi-year investments will have a say in nominating and prioritizing projects that fit the thematic focus of the fund. Examples of projects that might be considered under this fund include: Highlander Folk School Records, Hall...

Provider: Reveal Digital
Updated: Mar 3, 2017 2:37pm

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Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534 to 1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. This collection provides a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:16am

Early State Records

Early State Records, contains a compilation of the microfilm collection Records of the States of the United States of America that was created in the 1940's.

Included in the original project were: constitutions, the debates of constitutional conventions; statutes and early versions of compiled laws; journals and debates of the legislative bodies of the thirteen original states; administrative, executive, and court records; local, county, and city records; broadsides; records of the Native American nations; and newspapers covering British Colonial America and post-Revolutionary development.   The entire collection totals roughly 2,500,000 pages or images (approximately 1900 reels including at least one supplement.)

Provider: Law Library Microform Consortium
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 3:05pm

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GEOBASE

GeoBase provides comprehensive bibliographic data in the areas of human and physical geography, geology, geomechanics, ecology, international development, and oceanography

Provider: Elsevier
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:53pm

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Human Rights Documents Online

Human Rights Documents Online (HRDO) is continuously being updated with both published and unpublished material from 483 non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs) worldwide.  The material produced by NGO covers a wide range of human rights and social justice issues that took place from 1980-2000.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 3:00pm

Human Rights Studies Online

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press provides access to primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content type for selected events, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.  It includes extensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:12am

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International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) includes over 2.5 million references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. IBSS focuses mainly on the four core social science disciplines - anthropology, economics, politics and sociology - but it also covers a range of interdisciplinary subjects, such as development studies, human geography and environment and gender studies. IBSS is especially strong on international material with over 50 per cent of journals published outside the US or UK. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books included each year. Abstracts are provided for over 75 per cent of all current journal articles and users can link to the full text of articles in journals subscribed to by their...

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:49pm

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Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online

Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online is a collection of digitized political movement periodicals from nations throughout South and Central America, as well as the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. The collection will feature 967 titles and will be available in May 2013 from Brill Online.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Sep 4, 2015 1:33pm

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