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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

People & Protest In Britain and Abroad, 1800-2000

People & Protest In Britain and Abroad, 1800-2000, is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). 

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Jun 20, 2017 10:42am

Pew Research Center Datasets

The Pew Research Center makes its survey data openly accessible online after a period of time. Users can download datasets off of Pew's website from surveys covering: U.S. politics & policy; journalism & media; internet, science & tech; religion & public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes & trends; and social & demographic trends. 

Provider: Pew Research Center
Updated: Dec 12, 2016 3:12pm

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 provides access to the complete archive of the British Magazine, Picture Post.  It includes 38,000 pages and 95,000 articles featuring stories of British life during World War II, postwar reconstruction, and other major social and political events.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Apr 1, 2019 12:05am

PitchBook Platform

PitchBook Platform is the core product of PitchBook Data, Inc. It is a subscription based database that contains information and data on: private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital.

Provider: PitchBook Data, Inc.
Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:28pm

Planet

Planet Labs provides a series of products of satellite images and data for research using geospatial data. The products utilize the imagery produced by Planet Lab's Triple CubeSat miniature satellites, programed to capture different swaths of Earth.

According to Planet's company site, the products serve a wide range of markets, including: agriculture, civil government, defense and intelligence, education and research, emergency management, energy and infrastructure, finance and business, forestry and land use, insurance, mapping and maritime.  

Provider: Planet Labs
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:48am

Platts Map Data Pro

Platts Map Data Pro is a geographic information system layer service that facilitates data visualization, analysis, modification, and printing of geospatial data layers with commodity spatial views. The product features a user interface for project assistance and can be used with other GIS datasets and applications. 

Provider: Standard & Poor (S&P)
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:45am

Platts Map Data Viewer

The Platts Map Data Viewer is a web-based database of spatial and operational data and information with a user-friendly map interface. The product's map layers cover natural gas, electric power, and NGL markets that enables analysis of operational data and spatial relationships between infrastructure. 

Provider: Standard & Poor (S&P)
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:49am

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

PoliticoPro

Politico Pro is a premium news service offered by POLITICO, a global news and information company covering politics and policy making in the U.S. and internationally. Politico Pro offers subscription-based access to breaking news alerts and in-depth reporting catered primarily to a political audience (federal agencies, political staffers, lobbyists, analysts and related sectors). Political Pro offers coverage of 16 policy areas including agriculture and trade, defense, education, energy, health care, technology, transportation, and others. Articles frequently link to source documents stored within Pro's "Document Drawer" (with documents dating back to 2011). http://www.politico.com/pro
Provider: Politico
Updated: Apr 19, 2017 9:51am

Politics and protest: from major party politics to popular protest and parliamentary history

Politics and protest: from major party politics to popular protest and parliamentary history is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

British Labour Party papers, 1906-1969British Labour Party papers, 1968-1994British Parliamentary History, 1102-1803...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:21pm

Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a compilation database of public opinion data, containing full text of over 18,000 surveys from approximately 1,700 U.S. and international sources.  

Provider: ORS Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2016 3:23pm

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 presents materials from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s collection. The resource documents the history of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the nineteenth century, featuring a wide variety of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals, and which enabled the ordinary person to treat himself and his family at home using an array of inventive methods and fashionable techniques.

The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. The...

Provider: Adam Matthew Digital
Updated: Aug 24, 2016 11:47am

Population Reference Bureau Data

The Population Reference Bureau's online database features indicators, U.S. and international data resources, and the World Population Data Sheets. The resource is openly accessible, users can browse data and resources or keyword searched across the platform. 

Provider: Population Reference Bureau
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:52am

Portico

Portico is a service of the not-for-profit  organization ITHAKA. Portico preserves digital publications such as e-journal articles, e-books, and digitized historical collections. Portico maintains that content in a "dark," or offline archive, to be made accessible to eligible libraries if and when the content becomes unavailable from its publisher. The purpose of Portico is to protect library and publisher investment in e-content by ensuring the long-term accessibility of that content to their communities.

Provider: Portico
Updated: Sep 7, 2018 10:01am

Power and preachers: India under colonial rule

Power and preachers: India under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).  This series includes the following collections:

Indian Communists and Trade Unionists on Trial: The Meerut Conspiracy, 1929-1933India, uprising and reform 1879 to 1910: in the records of the Governor-General...

Provider: Microform Academic Publishers
Updated: Oct 3, 2017 12:20pm

Pravda

East View Information Services has collected and digitized the archives of this historic Soviet and Russian newspaper title, starting with its first issue from April 22, 1912 and continuing through 2009. The archive was released to the public in early 2010. There are 29,449 issues in this database.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Apr 10, 2015 7:56pm

Preqin

Preqin databases contain data on the alternative asset industry. The databases cover: private equity, real estate, hedge fund, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources asset classes in the following areas: funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals, and fund terms. 

Provider: Preqin
Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:50am

PressReader

PressReader is a web application that provides users with a stream of high-definition PDF images of digital newspapers and magazines from the PressReader catalog. Through partnerships with news publishers PressReader covers content from over 100 countries in 60 languages. Articles can be downloaded and the content can be searched by publication name, interest, country, or language. 

Provider: PressReader
Updated: Aug 24, 2017 11:26am

PrivCooffer expires in 12 days

The PrivCo database provides extensive private company financial information for over 500,000 companies.  It includes data on private company investors, M&A deals, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructuring, and more.

Provider: PrivCo
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 9:19am

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