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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

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online (EEBO) provides online access to 22.5 million pages from more than 125,000 books from 1473 to 1700. EEBO is being further enhanced through the JISC-funded Text Creation Project*, that is re-keying 20% of the titles in the collection to make them fully searchable for the first time. *The EEBO-TCP project is an international scholarly collaboration and partnership between Oxford University, the University of Michigan, JISC, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and ProQuest.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 10:05am

60 Minutes: 1997-2014

The 60 Minutes: 1997-2014 collection from Alexander Street Press provides access to the CBS News archives from this period.  This online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition videos from 17 years of broadcasts, and includes 175 hours of bonus segments from the CBS News program Sunday Morning.

Provider: Alexander Street Press
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 9:50am

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

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

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

The Economist

The online edition of The Economist or Economist.com, provides insight and opinions on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.

Provider: Economist Intelligence Unit
Updated: Apr 1, 2017 12:05am

American Business: Agricultural Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Agricultural Newspapers will reportedly contain nearly 270 historical agricultural newspapers from 33 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1788 through 1894. As of April 2016, the product contained approximately 12,000 issues from 31 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include: California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences (Sacramento, CA), Grand Valley Star (Grand Junction, CO), Florida Agriculturalist (Jacksonville, FL), Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), Massachusetts Ploughman and New England Journal of Agriculture (Boston, MA), Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Advocate (St. Louis, MO), Miners...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Mar 27, 2017 4:58pm

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

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

DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe is the primary commercial provider of very high-resolution (VHR) geospatial images and data for all world regions,from satellite and aerial capture. DigitalGlobe Basemap is a subscription service that provides access to customized collections of data sets from the DigitalGlobe repository tailored to the needs of individual client libraries.

Provider: DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Updated: Dec 13, 2016 3:37pm

Eurostat Database

The Eurostat databases provides access to statistics and microdata on European economy and finance, industry and trade, environment and energy, population and social conditions, agriculture and fisheries, transportation, and science and technology.

Provider: Eurostat
Updated: Oct 7, 2016 3:23pm

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

National Geoscience Data Centre

The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) collects and preserves geoscientific data and information, making them available to a wide range of users and communities. 

Provider: British Geological Survey
Updated: Oct 4, 2016 1:18pm

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

American Business: Mercantile Newspapers

Scheduled for release in November 2015, American Business: Mercantile Newspapers will reportedly contain more than 500 historical mercantile newspapers from 45 U.S. states, with dates ranging from 1783 through 1900. As of April 2016, the product contained nearly 7,000 issues from 52 titles (additional content forthcoming).

Titles highlighted by the publisher include:Chicago Railway Review (Chicago, IL), Nome Gold Digger (Nome, Alaska), San Francisco Prices Current (San Francisco, CA), St. Louis Weekly Market Reporter (St. Louis, MO), New Orleans Commercial Bulletin (New Orleans, LA), Cincinnati Price Current (Cincinnati, OH), Miner’s Journal & Pottsville General Advertiser (...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Apr 12, 2016 7:40am

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