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Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives. BHL operates as a worldwide consortium of natural history, botanical, research, and national libraries working together to address this challenge by digitizing the natural history literature held in their collections and making it freely available for open access as part of a global “biodiversity community.”

Provider: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Updated: Nov 12, 2018 1:59pm

Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library is a freely available collection of resources, including text, audio, and video. The project seeks out new opportunities to digitize primary resources in the history of medicine through grant-funded initiatives and efforts to identify like-minded institutions willing to share content through the MHL’s Internet Archive collection. 

Content Contributors contribute existing digitized content generated by their own institutions that meets MHL criteria and deposit it the Internet Archive tagged as part of the MHL collection.

Provider: Medical Heritage Library
Updated: Nov 6, 2018 2:24pm

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013offer expires in 5 days

International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 provides access to the full run of the daily newspaper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:50pm

e-Marefa

e-Marefa is a full-text database of Arabic language academic journals and other content in Arabic, English and French. Content includes more than 1,900 academic and statistical periodicals, 25,000 theses and dissertations, and 210,000 research abstracts produced by academic and research institutions throughout the Arab world, covering all research areas in humanities, social sciences, engineering and technology, and health and life sciences.

 

 

Provider: Knowledge World Company for Digital Content
Updated: Mar 28, 2018 12:40pm

Climate Change and Law Collection Online

Digital collection containing original source, non-edited, and non-redacted "grey literature" (non-peer reviewed) on climate change and law. The law related content includes any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including: corporate law, environmental law, and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, instructions, and/or individuals. 

The collection is edited by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) in Ottawa, Canada and is updated annually.  

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 3, 2017 11:30am

Keesing's World News Archive

An online  subscription database of monthly digests of international news, based on articles reporting world events and developments, from 1931 forward. The archive incorporates Keesing’s Contemporary Archives (1931-1987) and its continuation, Keesing’s Record of World Events (1987 -   ). Events covered include government changes, wars, treaties, diplomatic initiatives, international agreements, security, legislation, budgets, natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.

Provider: Keesing's Worldwide, LLC
Updated: Feb 21, 2017 2:06pm

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016offer expires in 5 days

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016 provides access to nearly 600,000 pages of the British newspaper The Sunday Times.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 11:07pm

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004offer expires in 5 days

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 provides access to the archive of the regular editions of the British newspaper, Daily Mail.

This archive also includes access to the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition, which was published on board the cruise ships that sailed between New York and Southampton from 1923-1931.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 3, 2018 10:40pm

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

CDC WONDER

CDC WONDER, or Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research, is an online database that provides free and open access to the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WONDER resources include: CDC reports, recommendations and guidelines, articles, statistical research data, and public-use data sets. Data sets cover: deaths, cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, TB, births, and census data

Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:23pm

Docuseek2

In partnership with Alexander Street Press, Docuseek2 provides exclusive educational streaming access to more than 800 films from Bullfrog Films®, Collective Eye Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, KimStim, the National Film Board of Canada, and Terra Nova Films.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Jan 1, 2017 12:05am

ACI Scholarly Blog Index

ACI Scholarly Blog Index is an editorially created and curated index of scholarly social media. Authors are selected for inclusion based on their academic credentials as well as the scope and quality of their writing. Metadata, taxonomies, and proprietary Author Profile Cards are appended to each publication.  

Provider: ACI Information Group, LLC
Updated: Jan 1, 2017 12:05am

Digitalia

Digitalia provides online access to a collection of streaming videos and thousands of French language e-Books.

Their subscription based platforms include:

Digitalia Film Library is a multilingual, multi-national collection of streaming films from Spain, France, other European and eastern European countries, North American Classic films, and Latin American films from many Latin American countries including Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil (Portuguese), and others. This library now has approximately 900+ films and will grow to over 900 films this year.

Digitalia Française provides...

Provider: Digitalia
Updated: Aug 1, 2017 10:13am

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

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

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

Zetoc

The Zetoc service provides Z39.50-compliant access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. With over 20 million journal and conference records, Zetoc covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance, the arts and humanities. The database covers the years from 1993 to date and is updated daily. A list of journal titles covered by Zetoc also provides the ISSN, latest issue and date loaded.

 

Provider: Jisc
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:45pm

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

Food Studies Online

At completion, Food Studies Online will contain 80,000 pages of primary archival materials, images, reference materials, and secondary works, in addition to 200 hours of food-focused documentaries. Content has been licensed from a variety of producers, including Berghahn Books, Wiley, Green Planet Films, and the Prendismo Collection.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 10:18am

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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