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Natural Earth

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

Provider: Natural Earth
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:48am

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: Jan 1, 2018 12:05am

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:06am

General OneFile

General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions. General OneFile serves as the Public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 11,500 titles, and a great deal of full-text, 60% of which are recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries" publication. We've included the right reference, newspapers and audio content to complement the robust collection of magazines and journals

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:04am

IPUMS Terra

IPUMS Terra (previously known as TerraPop) is an online, open access database that provides users with global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate, and other environmental characteristics. IPUMS Terra also provides tools for integrating, analyzing and visualizing data that have spatial and temporal dimensions.  

Provider: Minnesota Population Center
Updated: Apr 20, 2017 3:52pm

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

Data.Gov

The Data.Gov Data Catalog provides open and free access to 186,613 datasets aggregated by the U.S. government featuring geospatial and demographic information.

Provider: Data.Gov
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:20pm

DIVA-GIS

DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (geographic information system) that also provides access to free spatial data for the whole world that you can use in DIVA-GIS or other programs. Spatial data is also openly available at the country and global level and also includes global climate data, species occurrence data, and high resolution satellite images. 

Provider: DIVA-GIS
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:19pm

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

PolicyMap

PolicyMap from The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a fully web-based Geographic Information System that offers access to thousands of up-to-date data indicators on demographics, lending, housing, income and spending, education, jobs, health, federal programs, and much more.

Provider: The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
Updated: Jun 15, 2016 4:32pm

BIOSIS Previews

BIOSIS Previews contains bibliographic data & abstract text for research published in the life sciences. BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings and discoveries of new organisms.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:44pm

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

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 12:10pm

Scopus

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Sciverse Scopus provides superior support for the literature research process and is designed to find the information researchers need.

Provider: Elsevier
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 12:06pm

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

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

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

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

Twentieth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

This resource consists of filmed images of over 100,000 papers and 5.2 million pages of documents going up to 2004 from 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:11am

Springer

Springer +Science & Business Media currently publish some 1,900 journals in 11 subject areas in science, technology, medicine and humanities & social sciences.      In addition Springer publishes e-books.   

Provider: Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:59am

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