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Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent Innovations Index® facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.   This resource merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index® with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index®. You can use additional descriptive information and coding to quickly grasp a patent's significance and its relationship to other patents. Reduce duplication of R&D; track competitors' activities; detect and avoid patent infringement; identify potential gaps in the marketplace and possible licensing opportunities.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:12am

Current Contents Connect

Current Contents Connect® is a current awareness database that provides easy Web access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 7,000 relevant, evaluated websites.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:11am

Cengage Learning eTextbook Collections

Cengage Learning eTextbook Collections offer online access to core text books covering a range of subjects. Adding Cengage Learning eTextbook Collections to the library online collection offers users access to texts that are used and needed by students and provide academics a unique resource to aid teaching and facilitate learning.

Provider: Cengage Learning
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:05am

Cell Press

Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, publishes biology research and reviews. Cell Press journals include the flagship journal Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism, Cell Host & Microbe and Cell Stem Cell.

Provider: Elsevier
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:04am

British Periodicals Collections I and II

The British Periodicals Collections I and II provides online access to nearly 6.1 million pages from over 460 journals published from the 1681 to the 1937 covering subjects such as archaeology, architecture, art, the fine arts, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, science and the social sciences.  

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:02am

World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online

The microfiche edition of K. G. Saur's Biographical Archives has been digitized and issued as a group of  databases known as the World Biographical Information System (WBIS) Online. Reference works including biographical lexicons, encyclopedias, and monographs dating from the 16th century through the 1990s are the sources of biographical entries and articles on more than five million people from various countries from the 4th millennium B.C. to the late 20th century.

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jan 1, 2015 12:00am

Verfasser-Datenbank

Launched in 2012, Verfasser-Datenbank (Database of Authors) features articles on literary authors in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to present. The database combines four literary studies reference works for a total of over 20,000 articles: Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, Deutscher Humanismus 1480-1520, Frühe Neuzeit in Deutschland 1520-1620, and the Killy-Literaturlexikon.

Verfasser-Datenbank is intended to be updated regularly, with ongoing revision of Literatur des Mittelalters (German Literature of the Middle Ages) overseen by an academic advisory board. The entries  will be updated quarterly; beginning in 2013, the publisher expects to update cited references as frequently as...

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jan 1, 2015 12:00am

The Times of India

In 2010 ProQuest, LLC, released a digital version of the highest circulating English-language paper printed in India, The Times of India, covering the years from 1848-2001, to be made available in the ProQuest Historical Newspapers digital collection.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 4:43pm

ProQuest Historical American Jewish Newspapers

ProQuest is now offering four new historical ethnic newspaper titles through their Historical Newspapers database platform: The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857–1922), The American Israelite (1854–1922), The Jewish Exponent (1887–1990), and The Jewish Advocate (1905–90). These titles are available as a group or separately.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 4:29pm

Parker Library on the Web

This significant collection of medieval manuscripts accumulated by Archbishop Matthew Parker and housed in the library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, has been digitized in a joint project between the College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University, completed in 2009. The database is maintained by Stanford and distributed exclusively through Otto Harrassowitz GmbH & Co.

Provider: OTTO HARRASSOWITZ GmbH & Co. KG
Updated: Feb 21, 2014 5:32pm

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS), 1957-1994

Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS), 1957-1994, released by Readex (a division of NewsBank) in 2011, is an English-language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and social science materials. Produced by the U.S. Joint Publications Research Service, a government agency that translates a range of foreign-language materials, JPRS includes monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from around the world. JPRS is also the largest single producer of English language translations in the world and has generated four million pages from more than 130,000 reports.

With a focus on communist and developing countries, Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS),...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:58pm

India Raj and Empire: Manuscript Collections from the National Library of Scotland

India Raj and Empire is a digital collection of unique manuscript sources from the National Library of Scotland from 1615 through 1947. First-hand accounts from journals and diaries document events including the foundation of the East India Company and the independence of India. Letters and reports from government, military, and business officials provide further insight into this significant historical period for India.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:49pm

The Historical Jerusalem Post

Back issues of The Jerusalem Post from 1932 to 1988 (including its earlier title The Palestine Post) are being made available from ProQuest through its Historical Newspapers database platform.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:40pm

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

During 2011-2012, Adam Matthew Digital Collections is releasing as digital collections selected contents from the British National Archives documenting three periods in the modern history of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan:

Independence, partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964 South Asian conflicts and independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971 Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and resumption of civilian rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980
Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 3:22pm

Foreign Office Files for China

This digital collection is stated to include the complete series FO 371 and FCO 21 from the British National Archives, issued during an extremely significant period in modern Chinese history, from the year the Chinese Communist Party took control of the government to the period just after Mao Zedongʼs death in 1976.

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 1:26pm

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1974 and 1974-1996, and the Daily Report Annexes, 1974-1996, released by Readex (a division of NewsBank) in 2007, is an electronic collection of the daily reports originally issued by the FBIS in paper and microform. The reports include selected news bulletins and editorials, speeches, briefings, interviews, and policy papers gleaned from radio and television broadcasts and news services in approximately 100 countries throughout the world. Collected and translated into English by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the texts are largely from sources in regions of American strategic interest during the period.

FBIS Daily Reports are also a complement to and cross...

Provider: Readex
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 1:24pm

The Current Digest of the Chinese Press

Like its older sibling, Current Digest of the Russian Press, this weekly serial publication launched early in 2012 (after a pilot issue in August 2011) provides English translations of timely articles selected from domestic Chinese news publications.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 12:40pm

Classic Mexican Cinema

Classic Mexican Cinema  is a small, specialized digital collection of around 40,000 pages issued as one of the Brill Primary Sources collections. The five periodicals featured are from the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Provider: Brill
Updated: Sep 12, 2013 12:27pm

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

Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL) Online

The Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL) - Internationale Künstlerdatenbank - Online Artists of the World Online is a lexicon project started in 1969, currently offered through De Gruyter Online. It assembles data about artists from the standard art history works Thieme-Becker (published in 37 volumes from 1907 to 1950) and Vollmer (6 volumes, 1953–62), the Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon, and the Lexikon der Künstlerinnen. The AKL Online is updated on a continuing basis.

Provider: De Gruyter
Updated: Jan 1, 2014 12:00am

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