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Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides access to legal content, integrated with tools and Bloomberg L.P.’s proprietary company and market information and news. More information on the product at:  http://about.bloomberglaw.com/product-features/overview. The product incorporates many of the datrabases and content offered previously by the Bureau of National Affairs, which was purchased by Bloomberg L.P. in 2011.   

Provider: Bloomberg L.P.
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:25am

History Study Centre

History Study Centre is an online resource of digitised primary and secondary sources with over 40,000 documents and articles.    It is a general history resource covering British, American, European, and world history, and includes over 50 reference works, 60 journals, 3,000 images, and a multimedia section.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:54pm

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

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online includes over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly works, access to full text Bibles along with commentary and annotations plus maps, illustrations, and timelines.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:45pm

Mass Observation

Mass Observation Online is a digital collection of unpublished reports on everyday life and culture in Britain between 1937 and  1972. The collection was digitized from selected portions of the archives of Mass Observation, the organization that originally produced these materials, with some updates.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:37pm

Literature Online

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose from the 8th to the 21st century, with thousands critical articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:28pm

Cinema Image Gallery

Cinema Image Gallery is a rich digital resource of cinema and television images, and accompanying historical and biographical data. All material is cleared for educational use.

Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:37pm

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online is an extensive collection of leading scholarly content across a diverse range of topics, giving access to authoritative thinking and research.

Provider: Cambridge University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:31pm

BioOne

BioOne is an aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals featuring timely content on a wide array of today's most pressing topics; including global warming, stem cell research, and ecological and biodiversity conservation. 

Provider: BioOne
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:26pm

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library is an online resource to provide access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion.  The resource offers users cross-searchable access to an expanding range of essential resources in this discipline of growing importance and relevance and will be of use to anyone working in, researching, or studying fashion, anthropology, art history, history, museum studies, and cultural studies.

Provider: Oxford University Press
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:23pm

Art Museum Image Gallery

Art Museum Image Gallery is a rich digital resource of art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world. Access to this resource allows users to manipulate the images to suit their educational needs outside the Art Museum Image Gallery interface. This pedagogical flexibility is enabled by all the images being cleared for educational use.

Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 4:21pm

American Chemical Society Legacy Archives

Over four hundred and sixty four thousand articles from the complete backfiles of twenty two journals published by the American Chemical Society between 1879 and 1995. Titles include some of the most highly-cited journals in the field, such as Chemical Reviews, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Provider: American Chemical Society
Updated: Oct 28, 2013 3:45pm

American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures, scheduled for release in fall 2013, will present material from the Newberry Library’s Edward E. Ayer Collection, an extensive archival collection on American Indian history. The content ranges from early contacts with European settlers through the expanded occupation of the American west, up through the Indian political movements of the mid-20th century. The collection covers a wide geographic area with a primary focus on North America and Mexico. This digital resource will complement The American West, an earlier digital collection from Adam Matthew compiled from the Newberry Library’s Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Oct 12, 2013 12:00am

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

Literature Resources

Literature Resources from Gale brings together content from a range of sources that comprise Literature Resource Center and LitFinder. These two complementary databases are accessible in a single interface, specifically designed to meet the needs of the literature researcher.

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

LegalTrac

LegalTrac is an online database of legal journal abstracts and full text articles. It serves students, law school faculty and legal researchers alike.

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

History Resource Centre: World

History Resource Center: World is an online collection of full text periodicals, reference works and primary source documents covering world history topics from pre-antiquity up to the present. The database also features a significant amount of newly available reference content supported by additional primary source.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:26am

Computer Database

Computer Database comprises more than 800 indexed journal titles, almost 450 of which are provided in full text. This collection is ideal for those who need to keep pace with the fast changing world of high technology by accessing today's most well read and influential periodicals on the computer, telecommunications and electronics industries in a single place.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

Business and Company Resource Center

Business and Company Resource Center brings together a wide range of global business information from multiple sources in a single interface. The Collection incorporates company profiles, industry rankings, product and brand information, financial data, company histories and events from journals, news sources, reference works, reports, podcasts, and directories.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center is an online biographical reference database is covering figures of note in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

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