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U.S. Geological Survey's GIS Data

The U.S. Geological Survey is a source for free and open access Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data. The datasets include both spatial and geographic data provided through several access platforms including: the National Map, Earth Explorer, GloVIS, LandsatLook, and others.

Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:22pm

UKPressOnline

UKPressOnline provides several major United Kingdom tabloid newspapers from 1835 to the present day.  The titles include historical and current issues of Daily Express & Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Star (& Sunday), Morning Star and Church Times. Additional historical content includes Daily Worker, The WatchmanYorkshire Post, British Union of Fascists press (Action! The Blackshirt & Fascist Week), and selected WWI & WWII-era resources.

Provider: Digitorial Ltd
Updated: May 9, 2017 6:45am

UNdata

UNdata is the online entry point to UN statistical databases containing over 60 million data points covering a range of themes including: Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. UNdata is an aggregation of international and national databases providing open and free access to statistical information.

Provider: The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Updated: Oct 11, 2016 11:03am

UNEP Environmental Data Explorer

UNEP Environmental Data Explorer is the online resource for data sets used by the United Nations Environment Programme and its partners. The online database holds national, subregional, regional and global statistics and geospatial data sets covering environmental related themes. 

Provider: United Nations Environment Programme
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:45pm

United Nations iLibrary

United Nations iLibrary is a platform that publishes the digital content created by the United Nations between 2013-2015, including journals and series on: international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics.

The database contains 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

In the future, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

Provider: United Nations Publications
Updated: Feb 17, 2016 10:11am

UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE®

UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE® offers peer-reviewed books from university presses and scholarly publishers, consisting of 16,347 e-books (current + archival titles)  2010 Titles: 1,666;  2011 Titles: 1,789;  2012 Titles: 1,820 minimum;  Archival Titles: 11,072.    For a complete list of titles contained within Project MUSE® please see http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_collections.html

Provider: Project MUSE
Updated: Dec 5, 2013 3:02pm

US Hispanic Newsstream

US Hispanic Newsstream (Formerly knonw as ProQuest U.S. Hispanic Newsstand) provides access to 57 Hispanic newspapers from across the U.S., covering local, regional, national, and international news with an Hispanic perspective.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Feb 14, 2017 9:59am

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Verfasser-Datenbank

Launched in 2012, Verfasser-Datenbank (Database of Authors) features articles on literary authors in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to present. The database combines four literary studies reference works for a total of over 20,000 articles: Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, Deutscher Humanismus 1480-1520, Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1520-1620, and the Killy-Literaturlexikon.

Verfasser-Datenbank is intended to be updated regularly, with ongoing revision of Literatur des Mittelalters (German Literature of the Middle Ages) overseen by an academic advisory board. The entries  will be updated quarterly; beginning in 2013, the publisher expects to update cited references as frequently as...

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jan 1, 2015 12:00am

voxgov

voxgov, first launched for subscription access in January 2014, is a unique “discovery platform” which aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by individual representatives and organizations from all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, and links that content to publicly accessible government documentation.

voxgov developers indicated in 2014 that they then accessed content from over 10,000 government website locations in continuous daily indexing, and that they cache web content including “information that is no longer retrievable.” They assert that many governmental press releases, as well as social media posts, have “never before been aggregated, much less collected in real-time....

Provider: voxgov
Updated: Aug 1, 2016 12:00am

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The Wall Street Journal

Digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal provides unlimited access to www.wsj.com, a business-focused, international online newspaper.  It is published by Dow Jones & Company. 

Provider: Dow Jones & Company
Updated: Dec 14, 2016 12:06pm

Washington Evening Star, 1852-1981

Provider: Readex
Updated: Aug 15, 2014 1:19pm

Washington Post Online

National Digital Edition of www.washingtonpost.com provides national and world news on the web for computers, tablets and smart phones. 

Provider: Washington Post Company
Updated: Dec 17, 2015 2:40pm

Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine (WM), created and maintained by the Internet Archive, is an open access online archive of website content, derived from periodic crawls of the open web and data donations from Alexa Internet and others.  

Provider: Internet Archive
Updated: Apr 25, 2017 9:09pm

Web of Science

Thomson Reuters Web of Science provides access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary coverage includes current and retrospective journal and proceedings content in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with backfiles to 1900.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 21, 2015 4:46pm

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a business research platform and intelligence tool widely used by academic, corporate, government, and nonprofit researchers.WRDS provides users a single online location for access to terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including: accounting, banking, economics, finance, ESG and statistics. 

WRDS aggregates and retains content from a variety of data sources, and serves as a source of historical data from a number of vendors that themselves maintain only current information. Sources of data aggregated by WRDS include CRSP, S&P Global Market Intelligence, NYSE, and Thomson Reuters, as well as more specialized sources such as BoardEx, FactSet, Hedge Fund Research, Markit, Ravenpack and GSIOnline. 

Provider: Wharton School
Updated: May 22, 2017 10:41am

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition dramatically expands your periodical resources with electronic access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources (Full text of articles from over 2,400 publications and article abstracts and indexing from over 3,700 publications). Coverage back as early as 1982 ensures that every search is as deep as it is broad. Users have access to information on virtually any subject.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases:

Education Full Text General Science Full Text Humanities Full Text Readers' Guide Full Text Social...
Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:57pm

Women's Wear Daily (Fairchild Publishing LLC)

Women's Wear Daily  was founded on July 13, 1910 and it has often been referred as the "fashion bible," providing business news and trends impacting the fashion and retail industry.

Provider: Fairchild Publishing LLC
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 12:01pm

The Women's Wear Daily Archive (Proquest)

The Women's Wear Daily Archive provides online access to the fashion and retail publication, Women's Wear Daily.  The archive provides the full run of past print issues and supplements since 1910. 

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Mar 23, 2016 1:54pm

World Bank e-Library

Online access to over 5,500 titles published by the World Bank since the 1990s, plus new titles as they become available.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Sep 15, 2016 10:30am

World Bank Open Data

World Bank Open Data is an online database that provides free and open access to global development, statistical data.

Provider: World Bank
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:16pm

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