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JSTOR - Arts & Sciences VIII Collection

The Arts & Sciences VIII Collection broadens JSTOR's coverage of core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education. This collection also includes a group of rare 19th and early 20th century American Art periodicals digitized as part of a special project undertaken with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. This collection also includes journals in philosophy, classical studies, and music.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:33am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences X Collection

The Arts & Sciences X Archive Collection features broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:33am

JSTOR - Arts & Sciences XI Collection

The Arts & Sciences XI Archive Collection features broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:39am

JSTOR - Biological Sciences Collection

The Biological Sciences Collection brings together the 29 journals available in our existing Ecology & Botany Collection with more than 130 titles that span the sciences. The collection is particularly strong in ecology and evolutionary biology, plant and animal sciences, paleontology, and conservation.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:39am

JSTOR - Ecology & Botany Collection

Founded with the assistance of the Ecological Society of America, this collection includes the Society's premier research journals along with titles broadly focused on ecosystems. Ecology topics range from biodiversity and climate change to conservation and experimental biology. The botany titles "including the oldest botanical journal in the Americas" encompass a range of topics such as plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:42am

JSTOR - Health & General Sciences Collection

The Health & General Sciences Collection features over 25 important historical scientific journals and top publications in the health sciences, offering published scientific research dating as far back as 1665. The collection includes publications of the Royal Society of London, which extend back to the 17th century, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, which dates from the early 20th century. A cluster of titles in nursing and epidemiology is also available through the Health & General Sciences Collection today. There is no overlap with any Arts & Sciences Collection or the Biological Sciences Collection.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:42am

JSTOR - Life Sciences Collection

Life Sciences comprises the largest collection of journals in the field sciences, and broad coverage of the health sciences. At more than 160 journals and 8 million pages, the collection is JSTOR's largest, spanning more than 340 years of science history and research in the sciences. Disciplines include aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology.

Provider: JSTOR
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:43am

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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LIFE Magazine Archive

Digital version of LIFE magazine's backfiles. Life was an American weekly (later monthly) news magazine founded in 1936 with a focus on photojournalism. With a focus on national and international events, politics, and culture, Life featured award winning photographs covering major events and everyday people. The digital archive features more than 2,200 fully indexed and text-searchable issues covering 1936-2000. 

Provider: EBSCO Information Services
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 12:05am

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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

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000

Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 provides access to full-text searchable archive of The Mirror, a daily UK National newspaper.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Jan 1, 2020 12:05am

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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

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 1, 2021 12:05am

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: Apr 22, 2021 2:29pm

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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PLOS Journals

PLOS provides access to Open Access journals in the areas of science and medicine.  As of 2021, there are 7 Open Access journals available:

PLOS One PLOS Biology PLOS Computational Biology PLOS Genetics PLOS Medicine PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases ...
Provider: Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Updated: May 4, 2021 3:49pm

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: Apr 30, 2021 12:44pm

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