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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED Talks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world by releasing talks online. The reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TED Talks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices.
Contains performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries on the subject of theater in streaming video. Some plays presented in multiple productions exemplifying various interpretations of the text, and technical and cultural differences among the presentations. Stage work of directors and actors are cross-searchable and available for side-by-side comparison. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, provide illustration of the development of texts and the productions.
The Thieme E-Book Library is an online collection of lavishly illustrated full-color downloadable textbooks from Thieme’s renowned Color Atlases and Flexibook series. Each electronic book retains the outstanding educational utility of the print version, including exquisite full-color illustrations and instructive text – plus a powerful search function to help users easily locate topics across the entire collection. This comprehensive electronic library covers every course in the medical school curriculum to help students, researchers and clinicians master critical subjects in medicine and the life sciences.
The complete digital edition of The Times (London) can be searched using keywords to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Covers 1785–2007.
Online resource offering full text access to Italian and Spanish books, conference proceedings, and journals by major Italian and Spanish publishers. Torrossa includes material previously available through Editoria Italiana online.
TOXLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) bibliographic database for toxicology. TOXLINE records provide bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Most records include abstracts and/or indexing terms and CAS Registry Numbers. TOXLINE references are drawn from various sources organized into component subfiles which are searched together but which may be used to limit searches as well.
The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) — in which Stanford Libraries is participating — to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
The Universal Database of Russian and CIS Statistics has official reports, yearbooks and related publications of central statistical bodies of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. UDB-Stat includes material on a wide range of subjects. Searchable in English or Russian, content in UDB-Stat is primarily in Russian.
Annual international trade statistics, provided by over 130 countries, detailed by commodity and partner country to the United Nations, are stored in UN COMTRADE, a computerized data base system, all values are converted in US dollars and metric units, the coverage dates as far back as 1962.
Catalogue of United Nations(UN) documents and publications indexed by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are commercial publications and other non-UN sources held in the collection of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The coverage of UNBISnet is from 1979 onward, however, older documents are being added to the catalogue on a regular basis as a result of retrospective conversion. UNBISnet also provides instant access to a growing number of full text resources in the six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), including resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council from 1946 onward.
Statistical time series for countries from around the world covering a wide range of economic and socio-demographic topics. Descriptions of the international sources and definitions used in compiling the data are included. Includes Indicator databases (Key Global Indicators, Millennium Development Goals, Gender Info, Indicators on Women and Men, The State of the World’s Children 2008, ECE Database), UNESCO UIS Data, ILO Data, Energy Statistics, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, FAO Data, WHO Data, Human Development Report, Industrial Commodity Statistics, ITU Data, Official Country Data, Estimates of Main Aggregates, Demographic Statistics, World Population Prospects, UNHCR Statistical Yearbook, Commodity Trade Statistics, UNWTO Data, with more databases to be added.
Urban Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 45,000 records. Updated monthly, covers 1973–present.
This database’s detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. Content is available both in English and in Spanish.
The U.S. Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. It includes House and Senate documents and reports, Senate executive reports, and Senate treaty documents. It also contains comprehensive and often detailed information on a wide range of subjects. There has rarely been a published series of its depth and breadth of coverage, and none in this country as long-lived. Updated continually, covers 1789–present.
This database contains nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832–1978. The collection is derived from two essential reference sources. For the period 1832 (when printed Court records began) through 1915, the documents are based primarily on the holdings of the Jenkins Memorial Law Library, America’s first law library, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For 1915–1978 the source is the Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a nationally recognized research facility and the single largest member supported law library in the United States.
The first issue of The Wall Street Journal was four pages long and sold for two cents. Today, the paper is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide. Each issue is indexed thoroughly. Covers 1984–present.
The Wall Street Journal Archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Covers 1889–1993.
Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries of the world’s technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. This database, which concentrates on water supply and water treatment, complements ASFA. Updated monthly, covers 1967–present.
Search over 11,000 core journals across the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities to find the high quality research. Move backward/forward in time using cited/citing reference identified by researchers. Updated weekly; covers Sciences 1899–present, Social Sciences 1898–present, and Arts & Humanities 1975–present.
One of the world’s extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities, the Wiley Online Library delivers integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000 books, and hundreds of multi-volume reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. This site provides access to content published by John Wiley and its subsidiaries. Updated daily.
Online archive of published and manuscript primary sources focusing on women’s international activism since the mid-nineteenth century. The archive includes proceedings of women’s international conferences, books, pamphlets, articles from newspapers and journals, as well as correspondence, diary entries, and memoirs. It is also rich in online publications of contemporary Non-Governmental Organizations.
An interdisciplinary database combined from Women's Studies Abstracts (1984-present), Women's Studies Database (1972-present), New Books on Women and Feminism (1987-present), Women of Color and Southern Women (1975-present), The History of Women and Science, Health, and Technology : A Bibliographic Guide to the Professions and Disciplines (1970-1995), Women's Health and Development : An Annotated Bibliography (1970-1996), WAVE : Women's Audiovisuals in English : A Guide to Nonprint Resources in Women's Studies (1985-1990). NISC will add new databases as they become available.
World Bank Open Data offers free access to comprehensive, downloadable indicators about development in countries around the globe. The Data Catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports and other resources. This collection of data comes from official statistical systems organized and financed by national governments.
The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. The eLibrary offers full-text access to the complete backlist of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s. Content in the eLibrary is carefully curated to meet the highest academic and editorial standards. Users of eLibrary are assured full and immediate access to all academic research and scholarship published by the World Bank, the majority made available through Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
The World Biographical Information System Online is the most comprehensive and extensive biographical database with information on persons, families and groups from all classes and professions, from all countries and regions of the earth, from the 4th millennium BC to the present.
WorldCat lets you search libraries in the Bay Area and around the world (including Stanford). Use Worldcat to locate books, dissertation, journals, videos, audio recordings, individual articles, and manuscripts.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Over 1,700 titles are being monitored for coverage; of these, 67% are published outside the United States. Updated monthly, covers 1975–present.
Zoological Record covers all aspects of zoology, including biodiversity, veterinary sciences and wildlife management, and is the world’s leading taxonomic reference. This comprehensive resource includes articles indexed from over 5,000 serials plus non-journal coverage. Updated monthly, covers 1864–present.