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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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McGraw-Hill Scientific, Engineering & Business Platforms

McGraw-Hill online resources consist of the following resources available for subscription collectively or individually: AccessEngineering and McGraw-Hill's eBook Library.    Subject collections:    -Science, Engineering and Technology  -Business  -Computing / Computer Science  -Test Prep

Provider: McGraw-Hill Education
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:49am

Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library is a freely available collection of resources, including text, audio, and video. The project seeks out new opportunities to digitize primary resources in the history of medicine through grant-funded initiatives and efforts to identify like-minded institutions willing to share content through the MHL’s Internet Archive collection. 

Content Contributors contribute existing digitized content generated by their own institutions that meets MHL criteria and deposit it the Internet Archive tagged as part of the MHL collection.

Provider: Medical Heritage Library
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 11:52am

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Nature PG Journals

Nature PG publishes over thirty Nature Branded journals across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine. Content encompasses daily news from award-winning journalists, expert opinion and practical methodology, and high impact research and reviews. 36 journals are published in association with prestigious academic societies.    This is a renewal of the current agreement but does not include an option to purchase Palgrave Macmillan collections of titles under the same licence agreement.  Since there was no take up of the Palgrave offer we have agreed to review this further at a later date and as a totally separate agreement.

Provider: Nature Publishing Group
Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:40pm

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: Jun 21, 2019 8:26am

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

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

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

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