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17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers
Searchable full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817)--the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden.
19th Century Actors Collection
The 19th Century Actors Photographs collection consists of 610 cartes-de-visite studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid- to late 1800s. Many of these actors and actresses were little known outside of the major theater centers of New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. Such was the popularity of the theater, though, that even good "utility" actors and actresses could justify having these photographs made. The cartes-de-visite, mounted on 2-1/2-by-4-inch card stock, could be produced cheaply and collectors were fond of purchasing photographs of their favorite performers. The card trade flourished as performers realized the publicity value of the collectible cartes-de-visite. By the 1870s-1880s millions were sold in the United States, when the process reached its greatest popularity.
19th century UK periodicals
This database contains 2.1 million pages of periodicals published in Great Britain from 1800-1900. It includes publications on all aspects of the 19th century life--literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, the professions. 19th Century UK Periodicals provides full-text, fully searchable access to hundreds of magazines and journals with full color, high quality digital facsimiles of all articles. This is an invaluable resource for the study of British life in the 19th century. Few of the materials in this extensive online collection have ever been reissued in any format since original publication. This database currently provides a wide range of subject content consisting of "Part I: New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humour and Leisure/Sport" and "Part II: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial". Title lists are available on the Gale site.
AAPG Datapages combined publications database
The AAPG/Datapages online archive database includes over 60,000 articles in the field of petroleum, geology and geophysics. Collections include the AAPG bulletin (1917 to present) and AAPG special publications, Bulletin of Canadian petroleum geology (1953 to present), GCAGS transactions (1951-2003) and GCAGS special publications, Journal of petroleum geology (1978-2004), Journal of sedimentary research (1931 to present) and publications of other geoscience societies.
Aboriginal peoples : guide to the records of the Government of Canada
Contains links to archival resources held at Library and Archives Canada about the aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Abstracts in Social Gerontology
Abstracts in Social Gerontology includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Dictionary of terms used in science, technology, medicine and the social sciences.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
An engineering reference tool for professionals, academics, and students that provides access to the world's best-known engineering reference information such as Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers and Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, as well as Mechatronics in Medicine.
AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine. This resource provides medical students with a variety o resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships, helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the best patient outcome.
AccessUN, the Readex United Nations Index, provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. A premier index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents.
Accountant's Handbook of Fraud Prevention and Detection
This handbook covers: Assessing the risk of fraud in your organization, increasing your awareness of different kinds of fraud, developing and implementing internal controls to prevent and detect fraud, learning how to deal with fraud if it occurs, and promoting an ethical environment in the workplace. It also provides sector-by-sector discussion of key vulnerabilities and preventative controls.
ACLS humanities e-book
ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 books in the humanities and related social sciences. These titles are presented in collaboration with more than 120 publishers and Michigan Publishing. Books in the HEB collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies.
ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)
Journals, transactions, conference proceedings and other materials in the field of computing and related disciplines.
- Coverage is from 1985 to present.
- Provides full-text of the materials.
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ACS Publications is a leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through peer-reviewed journals and eBooks. Research from Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry and Medicine have been published in ACS Publications in journals and eBooks.
This database is an electronic version of the complete print edition published in sixty-eight volumes by the Société des Bollandistes. It is a collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's feast day. It runs from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940. The entire Acta Sanctorum is available, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices along with Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers.
Acts of the Parliament of Canada (Annual Statutes)
Access all historical and current Acts of the Parliaments of Canada in an online, fully searchable format.
Afghanistan War and the United States, 1998-2017 (The)
This collection provides researchers with a trove of revealing primary documents during the key periods of the 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan. Largely the product of decades of FOIA requests and appeals, these records obtained from the State Department, CENTCOM, the DIA, and other agencies detail many of the problems that bedeviled the American-led occupation, including reconstruction efforts, diplomatic relations with the Afghan government, Pakistan's double-sided games, Taliban-al Qaeda relations, corruption, and narcotics. This collection consists of 2,261 documents totaling approximately 14,353 pages. While the bulk of the documentation was produced between 2001 and 2011, the collection also encompasses events during both the first Afghan Civil War (1992-1996) and the second Afghan Civil War (1996-2001). The collection also bookends the Digital National Security Archive’s first Afghanistan collection, Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973-1990, and represents the culmination of over 35 years of work by the National Security Archive’s Afghanistan project.
Afghanistan: the making of U.S. policy, 1973-1990
The Afghanistan document collection provides a contemporary record of many of the political and military developments that caused an isolated, Third World country situated at the rugged cross-roads of Asia to become the battleground for the bloodiest and costliest superpower proxy war of the 1980s. The collection consists of 2,326 documents totaling approximately 15,000 pages. While the bulk of the documentation was produced between 1979 and 1988--the period of the Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan--the collection also encompasses events leading up to the 1979 Soviet invasion and includes the Soviet withdrawal during 1988-1989. Collectively, the documents cover most aspects of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan from 1973 to 1990. It includes an extensive chronology and et of glossaries.
The AFI Catalog, the premier, authoritative resource of American film information, covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976-to present. Every film produced on American soil or by American production companies is indexed from the birth of cinema to the present day. New records are created by the AFI editorial team and added each year.
The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women's literature (African Women's Database). Also includes Women travelers, explorers and missionaries to Africa, 1963-2004: a comprehensive English language bibliography; South Africa's struggle for democracy: anti-apartheid periodicals, 1960-1990; and African studies abstracts online.
African Diaspora, 1860-Present
This collection helps scholars explore the migrations, communities and ideologies of the people of African descent who have dispersed around the world. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom and France, African Diaspora, 1860-Present includes never-before digitized primary source documents, including personal papers, organizational papers, books, journals, newslettters, court documents, letters and ephemera.
African News Agency
Daily news feeds from November 2015 to current. Covers five keys pillars: politics, economics, business and markets, sports, in addition to general news.
African Studies Abstracts Online (ASA)
African Studies Abstracts Online succeeds the printed abstracts journal of the African Studies Centre Leiden, published since 1968, first as Documentatieblad, then as African Studies Abstracts (1994-2002). It provides a quarterly overview of journal articles and edited works on Africa in the field of the social sciences and the humanities available in the ASC library. Each issue contains up to 425 abstracts, arranged geographically. Some 220 journals are scanned on a regular basis, including all the leading African studies journals and a significant number of journals published in Africa. The journal is freely accessible. It is published in PDF-format in order to provide for easy downloading and printing. Coverage is from 2003 to the present.
Age of exploration
Delve into the earliest voyages of Vasco da Gama, the opening of trade with the Spice Islands, the colonisation of the Americas and Australasia, the search for the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and finally the race for the Poles with this robust primary source collection. Featuring rare manuscript and early printed material, highly illustrated maps and documents, diaries and ships' logs from some of the most well-known voyages in history, this collection provides access to key events in the history of European maritime exploration from c.1420-1920. This database contains rare manuscripts, early printed materials, maps, documents, diaries, ships' logs as well as speeches and films related to key events in the history of European maritime exploration from c. 1420-1920.
Interface in English; source materials in 21 different languages, chiefly English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
The Agricola Database is produced by the National Agricultural Library that indexes literature of veterinary medicine. It contains citations to journal articles (many with abstracts), government publications, technical reports, and conference proceedings. Coverage is 1970-present.
Art History Research net [AHR net] is an art history research service consisting of five related and linked databases. ReView contains the full text of a wide range of International Art and Architecture journals published between the 1860s and the 1930s. Arts + Architecture ProFiles (A+A Profiles) contains biographical data on nearly 45,000 artists, architects, designers and craftspeople. Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR) contains abstracts of architecture and design journals published between 1900-1986. Research Sources: 1: British and Irish Architecture and Decorative and Applied Arts 1850s to the 1930s aims to digitize every book, exhibition catalogue, pamphlet and conference paper, as well as much of the journal literature published in Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century. Research Sources: 2: The Posters contains digitizations of most of the significant books, exhibition catalogs and journals on the Poster published between 1890s and the 1920s. This database is also fully cross-searchable.
Alberta Airphoto Collection
The Alberta Airphoto Collection consists of about 30,000 public domain images from the University of Calgary Library's collection of about one million airphotos. The images cover mainly urban areas in Alberta, flown at various scales and years between 1924 and 1952. These airphotos are historical images of Alberta from the air, and can provide information on changes in landscape and geographic features over time.
Alberta Law Collection
Historical legal documents from the Legislative Assembly of Alberta plus retrospective and current Bylaws from a selection of Alberta Municipalities. The Assembly documents include Statutes and Revised Statutes, Ordinances of the Northwest Territories, Bills, Debates (Hansard), Journals of the Alberta Legislature and the Alberta Gazette. This collection is freely available to all Albertans, Canadians and viewers worldwide.
Alberta Native Bees
This online collection represents the reference collection of native bees to Alberta. The physical collection is housed in the University of Calgary Biological Sciences Invertebrate Collection.
Alberta Stock Exchange Bulletins
The Alberta Stock Exchange was established in 1913 by an act of the Province of Alberta. Headquartered in Calgary, stocks trading on the exchange in the early years were mostly mining, resource exploration and oil sands. This collection provides online access to issues of the Bulletin published between September 1, 1981 and November 26, 1999.
Album of postcards of British actors and actresses
The album contains portraits of 42 actresses and 24 actors from the Edwardian era of British theatre. It belonged to Elsie Taylor, a London schoolgirl and was compiled during 1906-1910. At the turn of the 20th century postcards were a relatively new phenomenon but quickly became a popular method of communication for those away from home.
This database focuses on the many perspectives fo complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.
Amateur newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society
The amateur newspaper occupies an unusual place in the history of journalism. An amateur journal is a periodical created to afford pleasure to its readers as well as to its editor and its publisher. The rage to publish, rather than profit, is the motive that most often induces people to become amateur journalists; and, throughout the history of the genre, most but not all amateur journalists have been juveniles. The Amateur Newspaper collection at the American Antiquarian Society consists of about 50,000 issues. There are more than 5,500 titles, from every state except Alaska and Hawaii, thus making the Society's holdings among the largest and most extensive in the United States.
America: History and Life
Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. With indexing for over 1,800 journals from 1895 to the present.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1820. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Produced by a partnership between EBSCO and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1821 and 1837. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Produced by a partnership between EBSCO and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1838 and 1852. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Produced by a partnership between EBSCO and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1853 and 1865. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Produced by a partnership between EBSCO and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5
Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1866 and 1912. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Produced by a partnership between EBSCO and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
This collection includes AALL publications such as AALL Spectrum, American Association of Law Libraries Newsletter, American Association of Law Libraries President's Newsletter, Index to Legal Periodicals and Law Library Journal, Law Library Journal, Publications Clearing House Bulletin, and Technical Services Law Librarian.
American Ballroom Companion
Collection of over two hundred social dance manuals from the late fifteenth-century to the first third of the twentieth century.
American Civil War: letters and diaries (The)
This collection contains 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs. Particular care has been taken to index this material so it can be searched more thoroughly than ever. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The product includes 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland Planter William Claytor. The collection also includes biographies, an extensive bibliography of the sources in the database, and material licensed from The Civil War Day-by-Day by E.B. Long.
American fiction, 1774-1920
American Fiction, 1774-1920 encompasses prose fiction from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I. The collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright's American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith's American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, comprising nearly three-quarters of all adult fiction published in the United States during this time period. These texts reveal much about the socioeconomic, political, and religious tenor of America through centuries of radical change.
American historical periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society
American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society provides a history of the American people and a testament to the growth of the nation from the colonial period through to the twentieth century. The periodicals focused on American concerns and were predominantly published in the United States or Canada, though some were published overseas by Americans living abroad. The collection offers multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America through the eyes of those who lived it, showing how history affected citizens from all walks of life. The collection includes unusual and short-lived magazines as well as better-known titles with long runs. Early periodicals in the collection focus on colonial life and the growing tensions between colonists and their oversea rulers leading up to the American Revolution. Common themes depicted in antebellum periodicals reveal a rapidly growing young nation where industrialization, western expansion, and regional political differences were a daily reality for many Americans. The Civil War and Reconstruction eras are well represented, documenting the conflict and its aftermath from a variety of perspectives and allowing readers to bear witness to this pivotal period in American history. Early twentieth century titles document the second Industrial Revolution, immigration, women's rights, World War I, as well as fashion and music during the Roaring Twenties.
American History in Video
"American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video and documentaries available online for the study of American history, 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries"--Provided by publisher.
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
American National Biography Online
Biographical dictionary of notable American men and women from all eras of American history. Includes illustrations and hypertext links to other web resources.
This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals. Consists of digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 eighteenth and nineteenth century American newspapers and periodicals. Derived from the acclaimed American periodicals series microform collection I, II, and III.
American Periodicals provides access to two separate collections, American Periodicals Series Online (APS Online) and American Periodicals from the Center for Research (APCRL).
American Periodicals Series Online (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is a full-text electronic resource containing full-color scans of original printed documents archived at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The collection spans the nineteenth century through the dawn of the twentieth century, containing labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. The resource provides enhanced access to full runs of hundreds of periodicals, resulting in a tool which is vital both to the research process and classroom experience.
American state papers, 1789-1838
Search or browse U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838, including 1st Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 2nd Session.
Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.