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Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Videos can be browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Material types include documentaries, editorials, instructional, interviews, and performances. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.
The Data Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform provides a single point of access to quality research data, including data studies and data sets, from repositories across disciplines and around the world, and links them to the literature to track data citation.
Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) is the foundation of new innovative environmental science through a distributed framework and sustainable cyberinfrastructure that meets the needs of science and society for open, persistent, robust, and secure access to well-described and easily discovered Earth observational data.
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of Data.gov.
The Database of Recorded American Music is a database of recordings offered on-demand through streaming. The basis for the collection is the diverse catalogue of New World Records, from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond. DRAM is expanding its contents to include other major and independent record labels and archival sources. Complete liner notes, scholarly essays, bibliographies and discographies are available for viewing.
DataCite is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to establish easier access to research data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record, and support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study. Just as research is global, DataCite is global, with member institutions offering services and advice directly where they are needed by the researchers.
Research data is the foundation on which scientific, technical and medical knowledge is built. Oftentimes data sets do not leave the lab, or may go unnoticed as supplementary files. Elsevier provides solutions that support researchers to store, share, discover and use this data. By doing so authors are able to receive credit for the full spectrum of their work, and the wider research community benefits from the ability to discover and reuse the data.
The Declassified Documents Reference System provides online access to over 600,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Nearly every major foreign and domestic event of these years is covered. The DDRS includes documents issued 1905–2002 and declassified 1948–2005.
The study and analysis of gender has now become one of the most vibrant areas of social, cultural and intellectual research, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries. This collection of original source material from British and European archives includes content from both masculine and feminine perspectives. Covers 1450–1910.
Using information from 41 patent-issuing authorities, DII facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Updated weekly, covers 1963–present.
International index to over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards, and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops and firms. DAAI also includes two supplementary databases: Education Directory, an international directory of universities and colleges that offer courses in design and craft subjects and the Periodical Directory, an international directory of design and craft journals. Research articles are covered, along with topical news items, conference and seminar reports, and book, video and exhibition reviews.
The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 40 collections consisting of over 94,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 650,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century. Together, these collections offer unparalleled access to the defining international strategies of our time. Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included.
Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences developed by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and the University of North Carolina Metadata Research Center, in coordination with a large group of Journals and Societies.
Early English Books Online contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere 1473–1700 — from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. Size: More than 100,000 titles.
The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757–1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. This digital collection helps chart the development of the concept of “news” and “newspapers” and the “free press.” Covers 17th–18th centuries.
Diverse array of printed sources from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Opens the door to some of the world’s most significant collections of early printed books. All works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, fall within the scope of the project, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. Builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials; however, books in English or printed in the English-speaking world that are already represented in EEBO are not omitted from Early European Books where they form an integral element of the predominantly non-Anglophone collections that have been made available for digital capture. Full-color, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts.
Covers topics in structural dynamics, seismology, geology, architecture, political science, economics, planning, public policy, and hazards mitigation as they relate to earthquake studies. Coverage 1971 to present.
Content on this full-text site is primarily in Russian with some in English and Ukrainian. Search terms may be entered in English or Cyrillic according to what one expects to retrieve. Databases contain newspapers, newswires, news, scholarly and literary periodicals, government publications, and military & security periodicals. Updated daily, covers late 1990s-present.
eBrary has the full-text of more than 30,000 books, sheet-music titles, maps, reports, and other documents on a wide array of topics. Our access also includes access to special collections digitized by the Stanford University Libraries and SUL Books in the Public Domain.
EconLit is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. It provides links to full text articles in all fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more. Building upon EconLit's indexed bibliography of economics and finance literature (journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers and book reviews), this database has added full text for more than 400 journals, including those of the American Economic Association; also includes abstracts. Updated monthly, covers 1969–present.
Economist.com provides analysis of world business and current affairs, as well as international news, world politics, science and technology, and country special reports. Includes articles from The Economist print edition plus a searchable archive back to June 1997.
The Economist Historical Archive is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. EHA has full-color images and a selection of exportable financial tables. Covers 1843–2006.
The ECS Digital Library (DL) is home to the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES), the flagship journal of The Electrochemical Society, published continuously since 1902. Three new peer-reviewed journals joined JES in mid-2012 -- ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology (JSS), ECS Electrochemistry Letters (EEL), and ECS Solid State Letters (SSL). Still accessible as an archived journal is Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters (ESL). The ECS DL reached milestones in 2013: ??100,000 articles have been published by ECS and are available in the ECS DL.
Education Full Text provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic, and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
e-EROS combines the complete text of the encyclopedia with the sophistication of a database including all the chemical reactions and structures. It contains a database of around 50,000 reactions and around 3250 of the most frequently consulted reagents and is fully searchable by structure and substructure, reagent, reaction type, experimental conditions, etc. and allows sophisticated full text searches. Offers systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents used in organic synthesis. Kept up-to-date by regularly adding new reagents and catalysts, and by updating existing articles. The A to Z listing covers classical reagents, new "designer" reagents and catalysts.
Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page in books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching for millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.
Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II). It brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature, the theater, and fashion throughout Europe; the origins and rise of Romanticism; political debates; gender, religion, influence of the press, and coffee house gossip and discussion.
Indexes the hundreds of environmental impact statements issued by United States government agencies each year. For each environmental impact statement indexed in the database, an abstract includes a concise description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and a list of legal mandates. The database indexes statements published from 1985 to the present.
An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity. They address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. They also provide technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and support research in emerging technologies.
Electronic Enlightenment offers access to correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the 18th century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers. It includes online access to more than 55,000 letters from 6,500 correspondents, 230,000 scholarly annotations, and 87,000 document sources. Updated monthly, covers 18th century.
eMarketer is a comprehensive database on the analysis, statistics, trends, and forecasts of Internet-related businesses, online marketing, and emerging technologies with data presented in reports, articles, and charts formats. Updated daily, covers 2001–present.
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online consists of both the 2nd and 3rd editions. The 2nd Edition sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live. Text in the 2nd edition embraces articles on distinguished Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. In its geographical and historical scope it encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all other Islamic countries. The 3rd edition is an entirely new work with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century, attention to Muslim minorities all over the world, full attention to social science as well as humanistic perspectives.
Spanning the entire spectrum of the life sciences, ELS is a monthly-updating reference work containing over 5,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles written by leaders in the field. ELS has articles on these subject areas: Biochemistry, Bioethics and Philosophy, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Diversity of Life, Genetics and Disease, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Plant Science, Science and Society, Structural Biology, and Virology.
The most important resource in EV is Compendex, the online version of Engineering Index. Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research and includes over 5,600 scholarly journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings and technical reports. Updated weekly, covers 1884–present.
Environment Index offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy resources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. Updated monthly, covers 1940s–present.
This multidisciplinary database provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, and government publications. Updated monthly, covers 1967–present.
An integrated compendium of sixteen encyclopedias. It attempts to forge pathways between disciplines in order to show their interdependence and helps foster the transdisciplinary aspects of the relationship between nature and human society. It deals in detail with interdisciplinary subjects, but it is also disciplinary as each major core subject is covered in great depth, by world experts.
The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database provides extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, and books. Updated monthly, covers 1966–present.
Espacenet’s worldwide database enables you to search for information about published patent applications from over 90 different countries and regions. Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide — most of them patent applications rather than granted patents — from 1836 today. Patent applications normally represent the first publication of a new idea, appearing ahead of journal articles and before new products reach the market. It is possible to print and download documents.
Ethnic NewsWatch features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. While the content may mirror mainstream media coverage, the viewpoints are decidedly unique. Nearly a quarter are presented in Spanish. Covers 1990–present.
Intended to be a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.
EuDML makes the mathematics literature available online in the form of an enduring digital collection, developed and maintained by a network of institutions. The EuDML currently contains over 200,000 items across 14 collections.
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
The EU Open Data Portal provides access to data from the institutions and other bodies of the EU. Includes numeric and geospatial data. To facilitate reuse, the Open Data Portal makes the catalogue metadata available as Linked Data. Many data sets are published as Linked Data. Data are free to use, reuse, link and redistribute for commercial or non-commercial purposes.