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A comprehensive database of over 133,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. AATA now includes selected subject-specific bibliographies produced as part of the Getty Conservation Institute's own conservation and scientific research projects or as part of specific collaborative projects in which the Institute is involved.
ABI/Inform Global provides broad coverage of business and management, including global business, company histories, competitive intelligence, and new product development. Covers over 2,700 publications, including full-text for 1,700 titles plus The Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition, full-text 1984–present and Barron’s full-text 1921–present. Updated daily, covers 1971–present.
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database that contains over 4,650 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full-text content, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals. Updated daily, indexing and full text availability varies with title. Most complete coverage begins in the 1990s.
Access World News from NewsBank provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Paid ads are excluded. Updated daily, date coverage varies with individual newspaper.
AccessEngineering is an e-book platform that includes McGraw-Hill engineering handbooks, technical manuals, and books on codes and formulas covering 14 engineering disciplines. This site includes access to the latest edition of McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms.
A collection of articles, bibliographies, study guides, dictionaries, etc. serving as a searchable encyclopedia of science and technology. Site includes McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific & technical terms, 5th ed.
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with 20 learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and the Univ. of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is a high-quality collection recommended by scholars.
The Guide is a collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM and 3,000+ publishers that includes books, journal articles, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and technical reports. Updated weekly, covers 1954–present.
The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research in the chemical and related sciences, publishing 38 research journals plus Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly newsmagazine, the ACS Symposium Series, plus some reference books. Updated daily, covers 1879–present.
The ACS Symposium Series contains 1,200 high-quality, peer-reviewed books developed from the ACS technical divisions’ symposia. Each chapter is authored by an expert in the field, and the collection of chapters is edited by an internationally recognized leader in the field. The series covers a broad range of topics. Covers 1950–present.
Database contains the complete Acta sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes ... comprises the works published over a period of three hundred years by the Société des Bollandistes ... materials on the lives of the saints from the beginning of the Christian era to the end of the sixteenth century.
The ADS Abstract Service provides access to three bibliographic databases: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics & Geophysics, and ArXiv e-Prints. These databases cover all the major journals, many minor journals, conference proceedings, observatory reports/newsletters, NASA reports, and theses. Updated weekly, covers 1975–present.
The Aerospace & High Technology Database indexes basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases. Updated monthly, covers 1962–present.
The Africa Bibliography is an authoritative guide to works in African studies published under the auspices of the International African Institute annually since 1984. This online consolidated version brings together every record collected since the bibliography’s foundation, producing a rich and interactive resource for all scholars interested in the study of Africa.
The Africa Portal is an online resource that seeks to broaden the availability, accessibility and use of policy research on issues critical to the future of Africa. It is a collaborative project between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). This portal offers a range of features including a Digital Library and an Experts Directory. The library holds over 5000 digital documents including research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access.
This database provides users with access to more than two million records, including South Africa studies and African studies and a number of other multi-disciplinary databases. Coverage is from the nineteenth century to present-day and is updated quarterly.
The African Journal Archive is a retrospective open access journal service that preserves and makes available African journal literature dating as far back as 1906, emanating from a wide base of publishers and societies on the African continent. This collection providing searchable full-text articles is one of the largest sets of full-text African content available on a single platform.
Online catalog of the library collection at the African Studies Centre in Leiden, Netherlands. It includes annotated citations to journal articles and listing of books chapters from works acquired since 1988.
Created from the Library Company of Philadelphia's acclaimed Afro-Americana Collection - an accumulation that begain with Benjamin Franklin and steadily increased throughout its entire history - this unique online resource provides researchers with more than 12,000 printed works. These essential books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints, hold an unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture. This collection spans nearly 400 years, from the early 16th to the early 20th century. Critically important subjects covered include the West's discovery and exploitation of Africa; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought, including political protest and resistance to racism; descriptions of African American life -- slave and free -- throughout the Americans; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations.
Agricola has over 4.7 million bibliographic records from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. Citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Updated monthly, covers 1970–present.
Provides full-text access to journals published and distributed by the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International, International Society for Optical Engineering, and other science and engineering societies. Covers physics, astronomy, electronics, engineering, materials science, mathematics and associated disciplines.
This aggregated database provides access to all of KU's Alexander Street Press collections. Video, audio, and text covering a wide variety of subject matters are included. In addition to contemporary sources, this database contains significant amounts of primary sources.
Music & performing arts combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.
Alternative Press Index indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change. It includes alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines and includes abstracts from research journals. It contains more than 330,000 records and indexes over 250 sources. Updated quarterly, covers 1991–present.
America: History and Life is the primary bibliographic reference to the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals, it also provides full-text access to more than 195 journals and over 90 books. Updated weekly, covers 1964–present.
America’s Historical Imprints includes the databases Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639–1800 and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, with supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia, and American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I, 1760–1900. Collectively, these databases contain searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera that enable researchers to explore America’s distant and not so distant past.
Searchable American newspapers enable users to discover America’s past. This resource includes: Early American Newspapers from 1690–1980; African American Newspapers, 1827–1998; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808–1980, that contains titles from 22 states.
Access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting organizations across the country, have now been digitized and preserved, and will be a resource for scholars, researchers, educators, filmmakers and the general public to delve into the rich history of public broadcasting across America.
American Fiction, 1774–1920, contains more than 17,800 titles and encompasses prose fiction written by Americans from colonial times to the early twentieth century. The archive gathers extensive content in one place in a consistent format and allows researchers to explore the works in the context of history. American Fiction strengthens the offerings in Gale Primary Sources with integrated literary texts, which helps researchers answer key questions about history, society, identity, psychology, race, gender, sexuality, and culture.
American Periodicals Series Online contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
Items in Analytical Abstracts fall into three main categories: Journal articles, technical reports, and books. More than 250 key international journals are scanned regularly by the Analytical Abstracts editorial team. Over 75% of the original material is published in English, with other major languages being French and German, Russian and other eastern European languages, Chinese, and Japanese. Updated monthly. Covers 1980–present.
The Felix Posen Bibliographic Project on Antisemitism is an online database accessible through Israel’s university library network and printed bibliographies. The bibliography includes works published throughout the world about antisemitism—books, dissertations, master’s theses, and articles from periodicals and collections.
Lists English-language articles, books, doctoral dissertations and reviews published anywhere in the world pertaining to bibliography, English language, traditional culture and English Literature. Covers English, American and Commonwealth writers.
Annual Reviews publishes authoritative, analytic reviews in 40 focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature. Updated continuously, covers 1932–present.
AnthropologyPlus brings together into one resource Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and the Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. AnthropologyPlus offers worldwide indexing of all core periodicals, plus lesser known journals. Coverage: Anthropological Index: 1957 to date. Anthropological Literature: Mid-19th century to date. Updated: Anthropological Index: 8–12 times per year. Anthropological Literature: quarterly.
Current issues of Association journals and bulletins, plus archived issues of all the Association’s journals, newsletters and bulletins. Recent issues available from AnthroSource server in PDF; older issues available as images via JSTOR. Features include: searchable OCR-derived full text, email notifications of new content and article citations, dynamically cross-linked article references, personal profiles/saved searches/citation management. Journal issues generally appear online prior to distribution in print.
AP Images is one of the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today’s global customer through superior image quality, selection and service. Covers the major news events photographed from the 1840s to today.
Arachne is intended to provide archaeologists and Classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching hundreds of thousands of records on objects and their attributes. This combines an ongoing process of digitizing traditional documentation (stored on media which are both threatened by decay and largely unexplored) with the production of new digital object and graphic data.
ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions. It is an important destination for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. Researchers can learn about collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, or order copies. Updated daily.
Arctic and Antarctic Regions is the world’s largest collection of international polar databases. With over 1 million records, it covers a variety of sources from multiple disciplines. It is the best resource for research on cold regions, from temperate regions with cold winters to the Himalayas of Tibet. Covers 1800–present.
Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles on art and related disciplines from periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins published throughout the world. There is full-text coverage for selected periodicals. In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Indexing coverage begins 1984; abstracting coverage begins with 1994; full-text coverage begins with 1997. It is an online counterpart to: Art Index, published in print from 1929. For indexing of articles covering the period 1929-1984, there is a related database, Art Retrospective.
Art Retrospective is a bibliographic database of periodical citations to Art Index vols. 1–32, 1929–1984. Coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, plus periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. It also indexes reproductions of works of art from indexed titles.
ARTbibliographies Modern is the premier source of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards, including photography since its invention. ABM covers journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Updated monthly, covers 1974–present.
Searchable database of more than 300,000 images applicable to different times, cultures, and disciplines. Combination of images, data, and texts provides comprehensive art-related teaching, learning, and researching capabilities. Can view and analyze images through features such as zooming and panning.
arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Submissions to arXiv must conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions.
A comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. The Research Library includes ASCE conference proceedings beginning in 1998, and all 30 ASCE journal and periodical volumes published since 1995.
ASFA is the premier reference in the field of aquatic resources. Input to ASFA is provided by a growing international network of information centers monitoring more than 5,000 serial publications, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations, and limited distribution literature. Updated monthly, covers 1971–present.
This resource combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals. Full text access is available for over 260,000 articles from more than 130 journals. Updated semi-annually, covers 1949–present.
Offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation. Avery indexes not only the international scholarly and popular periodical literature, but also the publications of professional associations, US state and regional periodicals, and the major serial publications on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Expanded coverage includes obituary citations. Coverage is from 1934 to the present.