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Abbreviationes online

Allows searching of abbreviations used in medieval Latin texts. Provides all possible expansions of the abbreviation. Searching by exact abbreviation, contains, is like, begins with, or ends with. Abbreviations are based on examples in manuscripts from the 8th to the 15th centuries from around the world

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400-1499
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Citations Only

AHFS consumer medication information

"This resource contains useful information on drugs, from 'Abacavir' to 'Zonisamide'. You can find out why a particular medication is prescribed, how the medication should be taken, and be advised what to do if you have missed a dose. Side effects, both common and rare, are also listed."

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AIP style manual

Access to the full text of 4th edition of the AIP style manual, which gives guidelines for writing, editing, and preparing physics manuscripts for publication

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4th edition, 1997
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AMA manual of style

Includes full text of the 10th edition print book plus online-only corrections and updates. Updates to the Manual are annotated within the text and identified in the Updates section. Contains an interactive SI conversion calculator to easily convert units of measure. Searches and content may be saved in the personalized “My Searches” and “My Content” areas. Content can be displayed on-screen, in a printer-friendly view or downloaded to PDF. Diagrams, tables, and charts may be downloaded to PDF or PowerPoint slides. Permits content sharing via email, print or social media. Uses the Oxfordonline interface

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American national biography

Covers more than 18,000 individuals who fit all the following criteria: American (lived within what is now the United States), deceased (with enough time having passed since the individual's death to allow for critical evaluation), influenced American history or culture broadly (not just a locally influential individual), sufficient research materials exist on this individual to create a solid biographical essay. Essays are written by scholars and include a bibliography (including an indication of where a person's archives are located), links to reliable online resources, and links to cross- referenced individuals. Additionally, there are links to thematically related essays from the "Oxford Companion to United States History" to help place the individual in the larger trends and issues of his time. Drawing again on the "Oxford Companion to United States History," there are links to articles in 12 broad research topics to help focus a paper or research on an individual or an era. ANB may be searched by name, by keyword (any occurrence of it), or click on the "Search" tab to conduct an advanced search by gender, profession, birthplace, and other features. Oxford UP

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c. 1400 - present
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Annual register

Provides access to a year-by-year record of British and world events. Published every year since 1758, the Annual Register was originally conceived as a miscellany of state papers, reviews, historical sketches, poetry, and other essays. Since the 1920s its content has been a chronicle of events, brief retrospectives on the year's cultural and economic developments, and a short selection of documents and obituaries of eminent persons who died in the year. The online version includes every volume published and will be updated with the latest volume each year

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1758-present
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ARBAonline

Provides reviews of reference books (print and electronic publications). Online counterpart to the print American Reference Books Annual; online coverage starts with 1997; updated monthly. Users can search by author, ISBN/ISSN, content area, and subject, or find new features by browsing the monthly updates

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1997 - present
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ASTM compass

Contains industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, solar engineering, and textiles. Includes a terminology dictionary. Use simple search or search by keyword, author/editor, ISBN, or DOI. Browse by topic, sub-topic, standards, committee, past symposia, videos, withdrawn standards, or work items

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Biography.com

Presents biographies of living and deceased persons from all walks of life. Articles range in length from a few paragraphs to three web pages. Written by various sources/ authors from the A&E Television Network staff to noted dance critics, the information is factual but may be dated. No bibliographies are included, although if the subject of the biography has written books or had a book written about him, the title of the book will be mentioned. Primarily useful for confirming birth/death dates, major activities of the subject, and identifying who might have been contemporaries. A&E Television Networks

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All dates
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Book index with reviews

Provides a searchable database of information about fiction and nonfiction books

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1870s-present
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Some Full Text

Book index with reviews

Provides a searchable database of information about fiction and nonfiction books

Date Coverage:
1870s-present
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Some Full Text

Books in print

Indexes books, audios, and videos available from U.S. publishers. Searchable by author, title, subject, ISBN, keyword, etc. and includes thousands of records on publishers, distributors, wholesalers, book agents, information on award winners and bestsellers, over 500,000 full-text reviews, and inventory data from 19 well-known wholesalers

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1948-present
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Multimedia

Books in print

Indexes books, audios, and videos available from U.S. publishers. Searchable by author, title, subject, ISBN, keyword, etc. and includes thousands of records on publishers, distributors, wholesalers, book agents, information on award winners and bestsellers, over 500,000 full-text reviews, and inventory data from 19 well-known wholesalers

Date Coverage:
1948-present
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Multimedia

Brill's Medieval reference library

Permits searching across three separate encyclopedias: Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles (of the British Isles c. 450-1450), Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, and Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Each of the three may also be searched individually. Each encyclopedia covers a range of information from biographies to specialized terms and each article has a bibliography for further research. Brill

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400 - 1600
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Britannica online

Consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database; articles not yet in the print Britannica; Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (tenth edition); the Britannica book of the year; as well as news articles from BBC News and The New York Times

Date Coverage:
To present
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Multimedia

Cabells scholarly analytics

Details publishing opportunities in business, education, psychology, computer science, and health services, including journals' contact information, manuscript guidelines, acceptance rates, review type, process and time, number of reviewers, circulation and price, and type of readership

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Charleston advisor

Provides critical reviews of online resources for libraries. Reviews are written by librarians

Date Coverage:
1999 - present
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Chicago manual of style online

Provides full-text access to the 16th ed. of the Chicago Manual of Style. Other tools presented here by the University of Chicago Press include manuscript preparation, sample correspondence, proofreading, process diagrams, and Chicago-style citation quick guide

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16th edition
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Choice reviews online

Reviews academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Online database covers from 1987 to present

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1987-present
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Congress and the nation

Offers comprehensive and signature coverage of Congressional action from 1945 to 2008. The online edition includes the following: over 60 years of coverage of politics and policy; tables, graphs, and charts that help explain the issues; search and browse capabilities within consistent topics areas from one volume to the next; and a linkable cumulative index for all volumes

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1945-2012
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CQ Press library

Makes available through a single interface access to a suite of CQ Press online resources. These resources include the periodicals CQ Researcher online and CQ Weekly; the databases CQ Congress Collection, CQ Supreme Court Collection, CQ Public Affairs Collection, and CQ Voting and Elections Collection; and the online editions of CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, Political Handbook of the World, CQ's Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and the Washington Information Directory. This Suite may be searched by keyword (titles or all text)by any individual resource in the suite, by general topic (Congress, Courts, Public Policy), by document type (primary source, encyclopedia entry, map, key vote), or by event date. Coverage is from 1945 to the present

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2002 to present
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CQ Press Political reference suite of online editions

Integrates many of CQ Press's acclaimed reference titles on government and politics, including A to Z Series, Supreme Court Yearbook Series, Congress and the Nation Series, The Contemporary Middle East, Encyclopedia of Indian Policy and Law, The Encyclopedia of Political Science, Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, The New York Times on the Presidency, Encyclopedia of Religion in America, The New York Times on the Supreme Court, Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, The Supreme Court Compendium, Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vital Statistics on American Politics, Guides Series, Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Historic Documents, Voter Turnout in the United States 1789-2009, Political Handbook of the World, Washington Information Directory, and Political History of America's Wars

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1789-current
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CQ voting and elections collection

Integrates data, analyses, explanations, and historical material to provide a research and reference tool on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships. Organized into six categories: presidential elections, congressional elections, gubernatorial elections, campaigns and elections, political parties, and voters and demographics

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1789 - present
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Multimedia

CQ's politics in America

Contains in-depth profiles of every member of Congress as well as data on their constituencies, apportionment, and redistricting. Browsing available by state, party affiliation, or name

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2000-present
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CRC handbook of chemistry and physics

Provides information on chemical and physical properties of substances through interactive tables, static pdf tables and pdf texts organized by 19 sections (Basic Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors; Symbols, Terminology, and Nomenclature; Physical Constants of Organic Compounds; Properties of the Elements and Inorganic Compounds; Thermochemistry, Electrochemistry, and Solution Chemistry; Fluid Properties; Biochemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy; Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Nuclear and Particle Physics; Properties of Solids; Polymer Properties; Geophysics, Astronomy, and Acoustics; Practical Laboratory Data; Health and Safety Information; Mathematical Tables). Browse by the Table of Contents or search using keywords or by structure or by properties. Interactive tables can be sorted or filtered

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Credo

Provides access to authoritative content from subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Offers topic pages that provide background information on a topic and mind maps that show relationships between topics. Search results may include images, video clips, and maps. Also displays links to related and specialized library databases allowing users to select other library databases for further topic exploration

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Credo

Provides access to authoritative content from subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Offers topic pages that provide background information on a topic and mind maps that show relationships between topics. Search results may include images, video clips, and maps. Also displays links to related and specialized library databases allowing users to select other library databases for further topic exploration

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Dictionary of Irish biography

Covers Irish men and women from the earliest times until 2001, providing biographies and a sense of their influence on Irish history, culture, and life. Simple keyword search from the homepage may be used or use the advanced search feature to search by occupation (including "saint"), date of birth or death, place of birth or death (by Irish counties), or religion. Biographies range from a few paragraphs to longer essays which will assess the individual's influence. Includes fictional characters, like Molly Malone, who have become immortalized in song, and some of the figures from Irish mythology who have become familiar through literature (Deirdre). Brief bibliography of further reading provided. Cambridge UP

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Earliest times to 2002
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DSM library

Provides access to psychiatric reference sources such as DSM-5, DSM-IV-TR, textbooks, journals, APA guidelines, self-assessment tools, clinical & research news and medication information handouts

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Encyclopaedia Britannica world data analyst

Provides country and regional analyses and offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world using both the most current statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables and charts, then export the information into a spreadsheet

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Varies
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Encyclopedia of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce

Provides up-to-date coverage of the e-technologies field. With contributions from over 300 experts worldwide complimented by a reference section and over 4,400 additional reference works, this encyclopedia stands as an important research tool in the ever-evolving field of e- commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce

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Current
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Encyclopedia of ecology

Contains over 500 contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the science of ecology and its major subdisciplines. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, chemical ecology, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecological modeling, ecological processes, ecological stoichiometry, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, philosophy of ecology, population dynamics, and systems ecology. Includes links to cross-references and suggested further readings of key references. Originally published as 5 volumes in 2008. ScienceDirect

Date Coverage:
2008
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Encyclopedia of life sciences

Contains over 4,700 peer-reviewed articles covering the entire spectrum of life science including biochemistry, bioethics and philosophy, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution and diversity of life, genetics and disease, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, plant science, science and society, structural biology, and virology. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Updated monthly. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of microbiology

Contains contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the microbiology and its major subdisciplines. Subjects include agro/food applied microbiology, industrial applied microbiology, arachaea, bacteria, cell structure chemical composition, environmental microbiology and ecology, evolution and systematics, fungi, genetics, geonomics, history and culture and biographies, mutualism and commensalism, pathogenesis, physiology, protists, public issues, techniques, and viruses. Articles include a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading, and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Third edition originally published in 2009. ScienceDirect

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2009
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Encyclopedia of neuroscience

Contains contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the neuroscience and its subdisciplines. Subjects include autonomic nervous system; communication, language, and speech; disease and dysfunction; evolution and comparative biology of nervous systems; history; intercellular communication; methods and techniques; molecular and cell biology of nervous systems; motor and neuromuscular systems; nervous system development-repair and aging; neural basis of behavior; sensory systems; and structural organization of the brain. Articles include a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading, and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Originally published in 2008. ScienceDirect

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2008
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Encyclopedia of social work

"Encyclopedia of Social Work, the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly". -- From title screen

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Encyclopedia of statistical sciences

Covers the essentials of statistics. Includes coverage of actuarial science; applications of statistics; bayesian inference; biostatistics and clinical trials; categorical data analysis; computational and graphical statistics; design of experiments; distributions and models; history and biography; inference; journals, societies, and agencies; life-testing, reliability, and survival analysis; linear models and designs; mathematical formulas, theories and techniques; multivariate analysis; nonparametric inference; nonparametric statistics; probability theory and applied probability; quality control; regression analysis and linear models; sampling; statistics in earth science; statistics in economics and econometrics; and time series analysis. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Based on 2nd edition and updated quarterly. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of statistical sciences

Covers the essentials of statistics. Includes coverage of actuarial science; applications of statistics; bayesian inference; biostatistics and clinical trials; categorical data analysis; computational and graphical statistics; design of experiments; distributions and models; history and biography; inference; journals, societies, and agencies; life-testing, reliability, and survival analysis; linear models and designs; mathematical formulas, theories and techniques; multivariate analysis; nonparametric inference; nonparametric statistics; probability theory and applied probability; quality control; regression analysis and linear models; sampling; statistics in earth science; statistics in economics and econometrics; and time series analysis. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Based on 2nd edition and updated quarterly. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Focuses on the entire range of philosophic and social changes engendered by the Enlightenment. Extends the conventional geographical boundaries of the Enlightenment, covering not only France, England, Scotland, the Low Countries, Italy, English-speaking North America, the German states, and Hapsburg Austria but also Iberian, Ibero-American, Jewish, Russian, and Eastern European cultures. Designed and organized for ease of use, its special features include more than 700 signed articles; annotated bibliographies following each article to guide further study; an extensive system of cross-references; a synoptic outline of contents; a comprehensive topical index providing easy access to networks of related articles; and high quality illustrations, including photographs, line drawings, and maps

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Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American relations

This resource explores years of political, military, economic, and cultural connections between the United States of America and its neighbors to the south. This reference provides a deep reservoir of context for current events in the interactions among the countries of the Americas. CQ Press

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1800-present
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Encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies

Provides coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies. With entries authored by over 140 leading experts, this encyclopedia presents an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in the global community. A compendium of over 830 terms and more than 2,250 references to published works on virtual communities completes the coverage of upcoming and emerging technologies for virtual communities, human computer interfaces, new networking, mobile computing, Web services, and synchronous and asynchronous environments

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Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures

Provides access to a specialist encyclopedia focused on women's studies and Islamic cultures. The title of this work intends a broader scope than it actually specifies. For this work isn't concerned only with women and women's issues in countries where Muslim culture has historically predominated, it is also concerned with issues where Muslim culture has been a significant minority presence within the domains of other majority faiths. It is further concerned with women as adherents and outsiders to Islamic faith in cultures where Islam has been a cultural influence. So this work covers an enormous amount of ground. It is not surprising, therefore, that the print version runs to five volumes with two supplements. Written primarily with the needs of the specialist researcher in mind, the articles may still be profitably mined by researchers with more general purposes in view. Searchable either by specific volumes or through its "Advanced Search" keyword interface, the researcher has the option of searching it like a database, or serendipitously, like a print encyclopedia.This resource should be useful to a wide cross section of researchers: students of women's issues in Islamic cultures, students of Islam as a minority culture, students of minorities in predominantly Islamic cultures...to name just a few. Covers all eras of Islamic civilization from the 7th century to the present. Brill

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7th century CE - present
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Europa world plus

Serves as the online version of The Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Regional Surveys of the World series. This well-known reference work covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories. Print volumes of the Europa Year Book and the Europa World Year Book (1959-2007) are available. Some regions covered provide a Who's Who of that region. The Comparative Statistics section consists of multinational statistics derived from a single source making comparability possible

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2003 - present
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Europa world plus

Serves as the online version of The Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Regional Surveys of the World series. This well-known reference work covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories. Print volumes of the Europa Year Book and the Europa World Year Book (1959-2007) are available. Some regions covered provide a Who's Who of that region. The Comparative Statistics section consists of multinational statistics derived from a single source making comparability possible

Date Coverage:
2003 - present
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Fiction connection

Suggests books based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included as well as young adult literature

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1997 - present
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Fiction connection

Suggests books based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included as well as young adult literature

Date Coverage:
1997 - present
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Funk & Wagnalls new world encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries that are updated annually. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry

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Updated annually
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Gale biography in context

Indexes and provides full-text access to a variety of news and reference sources containing the biographies of individuals from all time periods. Front page provides basic search box, a listing of selected biographies arranged by occupation, and links to current biographical news (obituaries, etc.). Searching by occupation, individual name, place of birth/death, nationality, and other advanced search features is available. Individual entries include a general overview of a person's life and links to reference and news sources (divided into "scholarly" and "magazines"), as well as audio or image resources (audio from NPR). Advanced search includes a "lexile index" search which allows teachers to choose materials at an appropriate reading level for their students. Also useful is the "Listen" button which will read the entry aloud (including word or sentence highlighting if desired). Gale Cengage

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All years
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Gale virtual reference library

Provides online access to a significant number of reference works published by Gale. Includes works in all academic subjects, and includes encyclopedias, literary criticism (individual works, authors, and movements/ genres), biographical dictionaries, directories, and dictionaries (of events, ideas, and movements). Most entries have the option of being read (includes downloading an MP3 of the computer-voice reading). Gale Cengage

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General reference center gold (Gale)

Provides access to a comprehensive database for magazine and journal articles, newspapers, and selected reference books on all topics. Provides access to full text for the majority of titles indexed. Gale Cengage

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~1985 - present
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Google patent search

Searches the full text of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dating as far back as 1790. Each patent search includes the patent summary, claims, drawings, citations, and referenced by notes. Applications, international patents, and those approved in the past few months are not included. Advance search by patent number, title, inventor, assignee, US Classification, International Classification, Patent type/status, date. Limitable by date, filing status, patent type

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1790 to present
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Guide to reference

Contains over 16,000 important print and web reference resources that have been selected and annotated by reference librarians and subject experts

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Current
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Handbook of Texas online

Contains articles on Texas history, geography, and culture. Search by keyword or browse entries by title, event, date, person, or location. Texas State Historical Association

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Historical statistics of the United States

"Contains more than 37,000 annual time series of quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations, all from the earliest times to the present."--Vendor

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1790 - 2000
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Internet encyclopedia of philosophy

Provides detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. Written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article. Search alphabetically by keyword, free of charge to all Internet users. It is continuously revised and updated

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Journal citation reports

Provides information for journal evaluation using citation data including total cites, impact factor (with and without self-cites), 5-year impact factor, citable items, cited half-life, citing half-life, Eigenfactor score, article influence score, % articles in citable items, normalized Eigenfactor, and average JIF percentile. Also available are ranking by both Web of Science and Essential Science Indicator categories. Find journals by title or category. Can limit to open access journals only

Date Coverage:
1997 to present
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Keesing's world news archive

Archives original, accurate and objective articles providing a digestible but detailed summary of world events, drawn from a wide range of press and other sources in a variety of languages. Indexes every volume, but only those articles from the current and previous year are available in full text

Date Coverage:
1931-present
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Some Full Text

Legal forms library. Texas legal forms

Provides official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate, legal and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues

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Legal Information Reference Center

Provides access to consumer legal reference books, publications, state specific forms, and general forms. Includes some forms in Spanish

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MEDLINEplus

Presents up-to-date consumer health care information selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Browse health topics, drugs and supplements, and videos and cool tools. Consult a medical dictionary or encyclopedia or link to directories or organizations. Simple search feature with facets

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Natural & alternative treatments (EBSCO)

Contains detailed information on different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, on herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug- supplement interactions for multiple drug categories. These articles are entirely based on double-blind, placebo -controlled studies, and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence. Browse through conditions; herbs and supplements; drug interactions; alternative therapies; and functional foods. No search function. Created in 1997 and continually updated. Also available in Spanish. EBSCOhost

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1977 to present
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Natural & alternative treatments (EBSCO)

Contains detailed information on different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, on herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug- supplement interactions for multiple drug categories. These articles are entirely based on double-blind, placebo -controlled studies, and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence. Browse through conditions; herbs and supplements; drug interactions; alternative therapies; and functional foods. No search function. Created in 1997 and continually updated. Also available in Spanish. EBSCOhost

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1977 to present
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Non-fiction connection

Covers narrative nonfiction titles.Updated each week, the Nonfiction Profiler reviews current, popular review sources such as Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, as well as bestseller lists such as the NY Times and Amazon, to select titles. Also, older editions of the review sources are used to add backlist titles. Users can search for books by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe

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2005-present
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Official museum directory

Provided by the National Register Publishing® in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums, this database provides search functionality for more than 14, 600 museum listings based on a variety of criteria including institution name, location, category, personnel names, attendance, and keyword

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Oxford encyclopedia of African thought

Broader than just "thought," the entries include biographies of individuals of African descent (Augustine through Stephen Bilko), major concepts or movements originating in Africa or from the African Diaspora (Black Consciousness, Neo-Colonialism; Black Panthers), and the rich intellectual history of the African continent in philosophy, the arts, politics, religion, etc. Articles include a bibliography of further reading. The full-text search results may link out to other works in the Oxford Reference collection

Date Coverage:
Up to 2010
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Oxford English dictionary

Provides online access to the historical dictionary of the English language. Includes definitions, history of word use (including first recorded use starting c. 1200), but goes beyond this to include essays on the history of the English language; on particular idiomatic word uses; jargon, and slang; on regional English variations; and on the origins of all languages (not just English). Includes various features like "Word of the Day," which may be subscribed to for free, and timelines indicating when a word entered the English language. Oxford University Press

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1200 - present day
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Oxford Islamic studies online

Offers encyclopedia and dictionary articles, scholarly and introductory essays covering such subjects as history, culture, politics, religion, people, and concepts as related to Islam, plus two English translations of the Qur'an, a concordance for scholars working with the Qur'an in English, and two resources providing interpretations. Secondary sources are updated three or four times a year. The database can be searched by the branch of Islam, country, region, author, title, subjects, and other features. Historical periods covered include pre-Islamic to the present and includes primary sources

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19th C – present
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Oxford reference online

Provides access to all of the Oxford dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference materials to which Baylor Libraries subscribe. Browse by subject (art, film studies, literature, etc.) or by reference type (timeline and quotation seem most helpful), or search for specific keyword(s) to locate entries across subjects. Browse feature limits results to those items owned by Baylor; keyword search returns results from all Oxford resources and you will want to use the limits to “free” and “unlocked” resources to access what Baylor owns. Overview pages provide a definition and summation of the topic searched with links to specific resources. Search results may be limited by specific subject, by content (quick reference or reference sources), and by sources with visual images

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Perseus under PhiloLogic

Offers the Greek and Roman Collection from the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. Includes Greek texts (8 million words), Latin texts (5.5 million words), English language dictionaries, other reference works, translations, and commentaries. Supported by PhiloLogic, provides a more intricate way of browsing and searching these materials

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Coverage varies
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Full Text

ProQuest statistical abstract of the U.S

Provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Each statistical table provides originating source information with links to the government publication or website. In the case of non-federal government sources, the publisher's website is linked and access to the related material may not be available freely. This resource also provides comparative international statistics. ProQuest

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1878 - present
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Full Text

Proquest Supreme Court insight

Provides access to a complete collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Case compilation pages are organized so that users can easily understand the judicial process

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1975-2016
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Full Text

Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy online

Provides access to the electronic version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Articles can be browsed alphabetically or by philosophical themes, philosophies, historical periods, and religions. Full-text entries can be searched by keyword, contributor, or bibliography. Self -touted as "the definitive (philosophical reference) resource in the field," this is an important, reasonably current subject specialist philosophical encyclopedia. Of obvious relevance to students of philosophy, this work is also valuable for researchers in systematic theology or philosophical theology

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2000-
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Full Text

Salem health

Accesses the Psychology and Mental Health Collection of Salem Health. Provides full-text articles from Salem Press' health reference works including Magills' Medical Guide. Browsable by category (Anatomy & Physiology; Diagnosis & Testing; Diseases, Disorders & Symptoms; Mental Health; Prevention & Lifestyle; Social Issues; Specialties & Health Care Providers; Treatment & Therapy). Searchable by full text, abstract, title, and keywords. Glossary available. Customizable with login

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Salem history

Includes the complete content of the following printed reference sets: The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, Great Events from History Series, Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e., Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, and Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century. Search by keyword or name for events, places, people, or groups/movements. Limits by one of five topical areas (historical or geographic areas). Results are subdivided by "Biography," "History/Event," "Primary Source," and "Resources."

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Salem science

Includes the complete content of the following printed reference sets: Forensic Science, Global Warming, and The Solar System

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Scientific style and format

Provides the 8th edition of the Council of Science Editors Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. Includes Scientific Style and Format Quick Quide and Chicago Style Q&A. Other tools cover manuscript preparation, manuscript and proof markup, sample correspondence, editorial office practices, promoting integrity in scientific journal publications, CSE resources, my scientific style and format, and forum. Links to the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

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Serials directory (EBSCO)

Contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry. Can be searched by title, publication type (scholarly, popular, etc.), descriptive listing (i.e., keyword), and by where it is indexed or abstracted, among other fields. EBSCOhost

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Citations Only
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Social explorer

Provides access to 220 years of demographic data and 18, 000 maps covering census, economic, election, religion data and more. Users can create thematic and interactive maps using basic GIS and data manipulation. In addition, users can download data or tables and create snapshots of maps

Date Coverage:
1790-current
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Full Text
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Statesman's yearbook

Provides authoritative, reliable, concise information on international affairs topics and key world developments. Provides coverage of history, politics, economics, trade, and infrastructure for countries. The Statesman's Yearbook published annually since 1864, now offers this website. Key features include: extensive further readings; web links; a monthly Editor's Spotlight, focusing on major anniversaries in modern history; and a timeline of the main natural disasters that have afflicted the world in recent years. Updated regularly and provided by Palgrave MacMillan

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2002-present
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Full Text
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Supreme Court yearbook

Provides in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Includes case summaries of every opinion written during each Supreme Court term, essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term, tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law, biographies of justices, and reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

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1989-current
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Full Text

Uspto.gov

Serves as the home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's main web site and provides a searchable database for patents and trademarks, as well as information and FAQs on patents and trademarks

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1790 to present
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Full Text
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Vital statistics on American politics

Provides data on American politics. Subjects covered include elections and political parties, campaign finance and political action committees, public opinion and voting, the media, Congress, the Presidency and executive branch, the judiciary, federalism, foreign and military policy, social policy, and economic policy. SAGE

Date Coverage:
1789-current
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Multimedia
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Washington information directory

Provides information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Searchable by topic, organization type, and organization name. SAGE

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N/A
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Multimedia
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Web of science. Derwent innovations index

Provides patent information from Derwent World Patent Index® as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index®. Patent coverage to 1963; citations to 1973

Date Coverage:
1963 to present
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Full Text
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World biographical information system

Provides indexing to biographical entries in major reference works published from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Coverage is international in scope and in languages (Chinese, Turkish, British, Spanish, etc.). Library owns the microfiche collection of all the "Biographical Archive" titles indexed (microfiche #s 206 - 445). Other individual titles (various "Who's Who" and biographical yearbooks) may be searched in BearCat Plus to see if the Libraries own them. De Gruyter/Saur

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All years
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Citations Only
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