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Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights is a database provided by Gale Cengage with access to company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. The data includes: case studies, coutnry profiles, statistics, market research reports, news articles, academic journals, and reference materials. 

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:44pm

The Odum Institute Data Archive

The Odum Institute Data Archive is a physical and digital archive provided by the University of Carolina's Odum Institute. The Data Archive includes holdings of national and international economic, electoral, demographic, financial, health, and public opinion data. The archive features the following datasets: the national network of state polls, public opinion data, social psychology data, and North Carolina data.

Provider: The Odum Institute
Updated: Sep 20, 2016 5:43pm

Natural Earth

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset featuring integrated vector and raster data. 

Provider: Natural Earth
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:21pm

Business Dynamic Statistics

Business Dynamic Statistics is a series of openly accessible datasets provided by the U.S. Census Bureau that contain data on U.S. business dynamics. The featured data includes: economic data  on employment, number of establishments, establishment openings and closing, number of startups and firm shutdowns as well as annual business and economic statistics. 

Provider: The U.S. Census Bureau
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:14pm

Early State Records

Early State Records, contains a compilation of the microfilm collection Records of the State 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: Dec 2, 2017 12:05am

Gallup Analytics

Gallup Analytics is an online platform that provides subscribers with access to public opinion data aggregated through the Gallup World Poll, which annually collects opinions on issues from approximately 160 countries. The data-types covered in the product include: economics, wellbeing, employment, religion, freedom of media, entrepreneurial energy, and politics.

Provider: Gallup
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 5:00pm

OpenEdition Freemium For eBooks

OpenEdition is an academic publishing portal for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences with four platforms presenting publications and current information:

Revues.org OpenEdition Books Calenda Hypotheses

The OpenEdition publishing initiative focuses on providing open access content. They characterize the funding model as “hybrid”, where library subscriptions derive value added services in addition to directly funding publishing efforts.

Provider: OpenEdition
Updated: Feb 7, 2018 1:27pm

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

Datastream

Thomson Reuter's Datastream is a financial database that provides access to current and historical financial statistics. The database covers U.S. and international stock index data, exchange and interest rates, warrant and commodity data, economic data, bonds, equities, and company accounts. 

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Apr 6, 2017 1:26pm

MIRABILE

There is an open resource/aggregated content http://www.mirabileweb.it/index.aspx?lingua=en

Medioevo Latino (MEL) Bibliotheca Scriptorum Latinorum Medii Recentiorisque Aevi (BISLAM) Compendium Auctorum Medii Aevi (CALMA) Medioevo Musicale (MEM)

Additional publications are included free

Romance Database Hagiographic Database Journals – publisher Edizioni del Galluzzo: back file and new issues; institution with active print subscription get a discount Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale Filologia Mediolatina Hagiographica Iconographica Itineraria...
Provider: Casalini Libri
Updated: Sep 1, 2016 1:24pm

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: Dec 29, 2017 2:02pm

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive

Caribbean Studies in Video: The Banyan Archive provides access to more than 1,100 hours of both edited programs and unedited footage from Banyan Productions in Trinidad & Tobago.

Founded in 1974, Banyan Productions provided entertainment programs in the Caribbean.  It featured a mixture of documentaries, drama and music entertainment, and social commentary for, about, and by the Caribbean people.

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

Mobilizing East Asia

Mobilizing East Asia provides access to English-language newspapers, magazines, books, and pamphlets published in East Asia from 1904-1959.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Nov 2, 2017 2:33pm

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

SA Media

SA Media is a news research and press clipping service covering mainstream publications in South Africa, from 1978 to present day. Offered through Sabinet, SA Media includes more than 4 million articles sourced from 120 publications, including 40 current news sources.

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:08am

African News Agency (ANA)

The African News Agency (ANA), offered through Sabinet, provides access to full-text news reports on South African and African news from November 2015 to present .The database also provides access to the Sapa Archive, consisting of news wire reports from the former South African Press Association, covering 1998 to 31 March 2015. 

The ANA database covers politics, economics, business and markets, sports in addition to general news. Additional syndicated content from Xinhua News Agency (China), the German Press Agency, and the Associated Press.

Provider: Sabinet Online Limited
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 2:54pm

AmericasBarometer

The AmericasBarometer database includes open access datasets, as well as subscription-based "merged datasets", from public opinion surveys conducted periodically in Latin America and the Caribbean beginning in the 1970s, focusing on matters of governance, politics, and democracy in the region.

Provider: Latin American Public Opinion Project
Updated: Oct 14, 2016 4:21pm

Global Commodities

Global Commodities is a database of miscellaneous historical materials on the trade, flow, marketing, and consumption of commodities worldwide, such as oil, cotton, tobacco, spices, sugar, etc.,from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, drawn selectively from a number of U.S. and U.K. museum, historical societyand library collections, incuding the British Library, American Antiquarian Society, New York Public Library, 

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Mar 19, 2016 7:35pm

Freedom of Information Archive

A web-based digital archive and accompanying analytical tools, developed by the HistoryLab Project at the Department of History, Columbia University,of declassified records and documents obtained from the U.S. and other national governments through freedom of information act requests and other means.

Provider: Columbia University
Updated: Mar 4, 2016 1:31pm

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1957-1995

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1957-1995 is an online archive of CIA translated international journals, newspapers, scientific reports, and radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and Middle East during the period of 1957-1995.  

Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the Joint Publications Research Service Reports....

Provider: Readex
Updated: Feb 29, 2016 10:30am

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