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Mobilizing East Asia

Mobilizing East Asia provides access to English-language newspapers, magazines, books, and pamphlets published in East Asia from 1904-1959.

Provider: Brill
Updated: Jul 1, 2018 12:05am

Le Monde

Le Monde is a French daily newspaper that was founded in 1944.  The online version of Le Monde began on 19 December 1995.

Provider: Le Monde Group
Updated: Jun 18, 2021 1:36pm

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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

Nedelia Digital Archive

Nedelia Digital Archive provides access to over 44,000 pages of the Russian-language newspaper for the period of 1960-1999.

Nedelia began as a Sunday supplement to Izvestiia under the editorship of Aleksey Adzhubey, the son in law of the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jan 31, 2023 8:03am

The New York Times

The New York Times is a global media company dedicated to creating on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism. Established in 1851, The New York Times’s mission is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. In education, their goal is to help today’s students become tomorrow’s global citizens. 

Through the Academic Site License program, institutions can provide their campus communities with unlimited digital access to one of two New York Times products: 

New York Times News Access: Provides institutional access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times News App New York Times | All Access: Provides institutional access to New York Times...
Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Oct 20, 2023 3:55pm

Nineteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

Access to 6,000 volumes and 4 million pages of documents from core 19th century official Parliamentary publication. This includes debates, proceedings and reports of their committees and more going back to 1801. The content can be accessed via the publishers’ server.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:07am

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online provides a range of search options such as by keyword, biographical search and powerful full text searches. Extensive internal cross-referencing makes it possible to move to articles of related interest with ease and you can explore the Dictionary by theme - for example follow a trail through the Kings and Queens, or Prime Ministers, of Britain. New and revised biographies and new features will be added on a regular basis.

Provider: Oxford University Press (MLAG)
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:51am

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PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a curated geographic data library with mapping and analytic tools.  PolicyMap provides access to over 37,000 indicators from over 150 sources, including Center for Disease Control, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Housing and Urban Development, FDIC, FCC, FEMA, and the US Department of Agriculture.  

Provider: PolicyMap
Updated: Feb 9, 2024 12:57pm

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: Apr 6, 2023 11:55am

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

With more than 2.7 million entries, and 1.2 in full text, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) is the database of record for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,700 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the globe. Over 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:56am

ProQuest Indian Journals

Intedisciplinary, full-text databases of current, English-language journals published in India.  Topics include: economics, agriculture, finance, information science, medicine, and musicology.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Feb 24, 2015 8:26am

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970

Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970 examines the history of public health policy and services from the late 19th century to the end of the 1960s. Content is drawn from the New York Academy of Medicine on topics including national health care, public health services, and other topics, as well as from the National Archive Records Administration featuring a range of collections reflecting federal, state, and city public health efforts as well as campaigns and initiatives from public health advocates to insurance providers and policymakers. The full-text collecatoin includes publications, unpublished reports, correspondence, ephemera, pamphlets, grey literature...

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:30am

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Rossiiskaia gazeta Digital Archive (Российская газета)

Rossiiskaia gazeta Digital Archive (Российская газета) provides access to the official daily newspaper of the Russian government for the period of 1990-2018.  The archive continues to grow with an ongoing subscription.

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jan 31, 2023 8:05am

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STAT+

STAT+ is the premiere enterprise offering from STAT, the leading digital news authority reporting on biopharma, health tech & AI, the business of making medicines, the intersection of politics and health policy, healthcare, insurance, and the life sciences.

Provider: STAT+
Updated: Nov 20, 2023 9:03am

Scholarly Communications Report

Scholarly Communications Report is an electronic newsletter covering news and updates on key issues in scholarly communications. Published eleven times a year it provides a broad overview of industry trends, combined with evaluative and critical analysis of the key issues and developments.

Provider: SCR Publishing Ltd
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:58am

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

Slovo Kyrgyzstana Digital Archive

Slovo Kyrgyzstana Digital Archive provides access to the Russian-language newspaper with over 120,000 pages and includes all obtainable issues of the newspaper’s previous titles form the period of 1925-present.

Slovo Kyrgyzstan went through various title changes and was known as Batratskaia Pravda (March-June 1925), Krest’ianskii put’ (1925-1927), and Sovetskaia Kirgiziia (1927-1991).

Provider: East View Information Services
Updated: Jan 31, 2023 8:06am

Smithsonian Collections Online

Gale is working with the Smithsonian Institution to expand access to archival content on selected materials held at various Smithsonian repositories, including: the Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, and the National Museum of American History's Archives Center and Library.

The collections available through this series are:

Smithsonian 1: World's Fair and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature and Merchandising America, 1820-1923 Smithsonian 3: Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 Smithsonian: Smithsonian (1970-current) + Air & Space (1996-current) ...
Provider: Gale
Updated: Jul 1, 2020 12:05am

Sociological Abstracts

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records published by Sociological Abstracts in print during the database's first 11 years, 1952-1962, have been added to the database as of November 2005, extending the depth of the backfile of this authoritative resource.

Provider: ProQuest
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:54pm

South Asia Archive

South Asia Archive is a fully searchable digital archive of materials relating to South Asia, providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century. The interdisciplinary collection (covering culture & society, industry & economy, science, technology & medicine, politics & law, and other subjects) includes reports, rare books, and journal runs sourced from collectors and archivists in India by the South Asia Research Foundation.
Provider: Routledge
Updated: Feb 17, 2023 12:58pm

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