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JSTOR - Plant Science Collection

JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that provides access to foundational content vital to plant science - plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials. This new environment includes hundreds of thousands of type specimens, paintings, drawings, correspondence, and supporting materials. By 2013, JSTOR expect to have over 2.2 million type specimens available, making JSTOR Plant Science the largest collection of its kind in the world. These materials are now truly global in scope representing over 160 partners in 47 countries on 5 continents.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:44am

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Keesing's World News Archive

An online  subscription database of monthly digests of international news, based on articles reporting world events and developments, from 1931 forward. The archive incorporates Keesing’s Contemporary Archives (1931-1987) and its continuation, Keesing’s Record of World Events (1987 -   ). Events covered include government changes, wars, treaties, diplomatic initiatives, international agreements, security, legislation, budgets, natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.

Provider: Keesing's Worldwide, LLC
Updated: Feb 21, 2017 2:06pm

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The New York Times

The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. The Times has long been an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, on politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad, with special emphasis on international news and the New York metropolitan area. 

The online version of the Times, at www.nytimes.com, activated on January 19, 1996, includes not only the same articles, features and images that appear in the print edition, but a wealth of additional still image, video, audio, graphics, and database content.  It also includes much of the content of the...

Provider: New York Times Company
Updated: Jul 30, 2019 11:43am

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 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

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

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

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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

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

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016

Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016 provides access to nearly 600,000 pages of the British newspaper The Sunday Times.

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

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Times Digital Archive, 1785-2012

The Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 provides access to full-text facsimile of the historical newspaper the Times (London).

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

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

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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

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

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition dramatically expands your periodical resources with electronic access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources (Full text of articles from over 2,400 publications and article abstracts and indexing from over 3,700 publications). Coverage back as early as 1982 ensures that every search is as deep as it is broad. Users have access to information on virtually any subject.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases:

Education Full Text General Science Full Text Humanities Full Text Readers' Guide Full Text Social...
Provider: The HW Wilson Company
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:57pm

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

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Zetoc

The Zetoc service provides Z39.50-compliant access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. With over 20 million journal and conference records, Zetoc covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance, the arts and humanities. The database covers the years from 1993 to date and is updated daily. A list of journal titles covered by Zetoc also provides the ISSN, latest issue and date loaded.

 

Provider: Jisc
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:45pm

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