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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
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Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
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Aluka : Struggles for freedom in Southern Africa
Description:  The liberation of Southern Africa was one of the major political developments of the 20th century. The demise of Portuguese colonial rule, the end of white settler domination, and the dismantling of the apartheid regime had far-reaching consequences not only for the people in the region but for the global community. The Struggles for Freedom content area focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region.
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American FactFinder
Description:  American FactFinder is a data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retrieve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets.
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American memory : historical collections for the National Digital Library
Description:  Introduces the American Memory Collection of archival and primary source materials pertinent to American culture and history. Notes that this historical collection is the Library of Congress' key contribution to the National Digital Library. Outlines various aspects of the collection, including digital reproductions, a finding aid in the form of a catalog or register, and other accompaniments. Notes that there are three photographic collections, one recorded sound collection, three early motion picture collections, one manuscript collection (which is now being completed), and three early motion picture collections available on the Internet, with more materials becoming available over time. Notes that some materials are protected by copyright. Also offers technical information about American Memory and on future collections.
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AnthroSource
Description:  Current issues of American Anthropological Association's journals and bulletins as well as archived issues of all the AAA's journals, newsletters and bulletins. Journal issues generally appear online prior to distribution in print.
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British Pathe
Description:  The British Pathe archive is newsreel collection, spanning the period 1896-1970, the online collection comprises 3,500 hours that covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.
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Catalog of federal domestic assistance
Description:  Identifies and describes specific government assistance opportunities such as loans, grants, counseling, and procurement contracts available under many agencies and programs.
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Country studies
Description:  This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text. Publications may be browsed or searched (full-text; within individual titles as well as across multiple titles).
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Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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EHRAF collection of ethnography
Description:  Provides primarily descriptive information on the cultures of the world.
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Glbtq : an encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & queer culture
Description:  An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & queer culture.
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HAPI online
Description:  The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is a source for over 265,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 34,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
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HLAS online : handbook of Latin American studies
Description:  Contains records describing books, book chapters, articles, and conference papers published in the field of Latin American studies. Coverage includes relevant books as well as over 800 social science and 550 humanities journals and volumes of conference proceedings. Most records include abstracts with evaluations
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JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
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LANIC : Latin American network information center
Description:  Provides Latin American users with access to academic databases and information services through the Internet world, and provides Latin Americanists with access to information on and from Latin America.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Description:  Offers both national and international resources in the area of criminal justice and related subjects. Under each broad subject division, provides full-text access to documents in ASCII and/or Adobe Acrobat format, plus access to relevant WWW sites; some subject areas also offer links to gopher sites, ftp sites, listservs, bulletin boards, and other Internet resources.
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Nations of the world : (nations and associated jurisdictions)
Description:  Annotated compendium of sources accessible on the Web. Links, compiled by the Law Library of Congress, provide access to primary documents, legal commentaries, and general government information about specific nations and associated jurisdictions. These legal resources include information on the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government.
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PollingReport.com : an independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion
Description:  This site provides polling results and data which is updated whenever new data is released. There are three main categories of polls: politics and policy, business/economy, and the American scene. The main page features selected polls on timely topics.
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Population Reference Bureau
Description:  Web site for the Population Reference Bureau offers organizational information and links to Web sites with statistical and population data as well as information about the population dimensions of social, economic, and political issues on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.
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Project Muse
Description:  Provides full-text online access to all journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
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Project Vote Smart : the most trusted source for political information
Description:  "Project Vote Smart is a national library of factual information on over 13,000 elected offices and candidates for public office --- President, Governors, Congress and State Legislatures. We cover them in five basic areas: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and the performance evaluations made on them by over 100 conservative to liberal special interests."
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ScienceDirect
Description:  A full-text database offering journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier, including more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
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Social sciences citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
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SocINDEX with full text
Description:  "SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers."--About the database.
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UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Description:  Contains global and internationally comparable statistics on education, literacy, science, technology, culture and communication. The Data Centre contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data.
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Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000
Description:  Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 105 document projects and archives and more 53,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written altogether by about 2,200 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Those subscribing to the Scholar's Edition can access the online version of Notable American Women or the database on Commissions on the Status of Women.--Welcome page.
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World Bank (Data & Statistics)
Description:  Includes tables with basic information extracted from the World Development Indicators relating to the population, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance for 206 countries. Also includes full-text reports produced by the World Bank.
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World history collection
Description:  Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Contains cover-to-cover full text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964. Information sources cover a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, and more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Searchable cited references are also included in this database.
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WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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