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Collection of ebooks covering history, geography, world cultures, military history, gender studies, politics, pop culture, religion, mythology, science, technology, and environment.  [more info]
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Product catalog providing information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment ...  [more info]
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Encylopedia articles, illustrations, definitions, biographies, bibliographies, and learning resources ...  [more info]
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Search through in-depth profiles and photographs of every governor and member of Congress.  [more info]
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Includes ratios for over 175 industries compiled from IRS information.? You must know your NAICS code to use this source.  [more info]
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Online reference book chronicles American events, people, and places for each decade  [more info]
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Index with full text of Annual Reviews in biological and medical sciences, physical sciences...  [more info]
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Reviews of print and electronic reference sources, written by librarians...
 
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Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts...  [more info]
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Cross-search Gale's literature resources on one platform. Contains Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers, and Twayne's Authors.  [more info]
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Provides access to vols. 1-23 of the ASM Handbook. Includes supplemental materials, desk editions, and metals reference library.  [more info]
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Information about associations and professional societies, listings for nonprofit membership organizations.  Before using this resource, be certain of your SIC industry classification code.  For a tutorial, click here.  [more info]
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Web-based software training for more than 110 applications students and educators use every day.  [more info]
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Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group...  [more info]
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Online access to Bibliographic Index is no longer available.  Print volumes for 1937-2008 (v.1-48) are available in Carrier Library. Please stop by the public service desk for assistance with retrieval.  [more info]
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The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides historical data on the British Isles from 55BC to present.  Secondary sources only.  [more info]
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The Encyclopedia of Management is a great Business resource to fine accounting...  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on anthropology.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on communication and media studies.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on gender studies.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books in history.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on philosophy.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on religion.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books in the humanities and social sciences.  [more info]
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A comprehensive source for federal tax code, IRS publications, tax rules, tax forms, practice portfolios, and related news and commentary.  [more info]
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Access the series of Business Plans Handbook, volume 1 to current issue.  [more info]
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Cambridge Histories Online provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature...  [more info]
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Online access to complete full text of the respected Cambridge Histories of:  Africa, Ancient China, China, Early Inner Asia, Egypt, and Iran.
Lengthy signed articles and rich bibliographies.  Keep in mind that some volumes were published over 20 years ago; if so, you will want to use other sources to update the bibliographies.
 
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This subset of the full Cambridge Histories series includes The Cambridge Histories of:
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Islamic Society and Civilization
  • Later Medieval Philosophy
  • Renaissance Philosophy
  • 17th Century Philosophy
  • 18th Century Philosophy
  • Philosophy 1870-1945
 
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This subset of the full Cambridge Histories series includes:
  • The Cambridge History of Judaism
  • The Cambridge History of the Bible
  • The Cambridge History of Christianity
  • The Cambridge History of Islam
 
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Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, and geography for 266 world entities.  Includes photos, maps, and flags. The Factbook is in the public domain.  [more info]
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A comprehensive full text source for theory and research in international affairs...  [more info]
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Research measures you can use for research / instructional purposes, without specific permission...  [more info]
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Communication Research Measures: A Sourcebook
Carrier Library Stacks, P91.3 .C62 2004
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Nationally ranked guide to all CSD research resources.  [more info]
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A continuing series of books containing studies of 100 countries...  [more info]
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents.  [more info]
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Authoritative source for all types of data commonly needed by physical scientists, engineers, and students. Search by text or substance/property.  [more info]
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Search over 500 reference titles using Credo.  [more info]
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 Guide for documenting sources according to APA, MLA, Chicago and CSE style. Includes sample pages from each.  [more info]
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Essays outlining the lives and careers of authors from all eras and genres, and summarizes the critical response to their work...  [more info]
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A complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts...  [more info]
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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language...  [more info]
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This database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945 ...  [more info]
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An index to dissertations-in-progress and a bibliography of completed dissertations reported since 1984...  [more info]
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A set of searchable, full-text reference works for psychiatric diagnosis.  [more info]
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This is the online counterpart of the Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (HROS)  [more info]
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A cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life.  Check out these online tutorials for a quick introduction to eHRAF.  [more info]
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Contains the complete Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, as well as videos, blogs, news, research tools, and links to editor-selected websites.  [more info]
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Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896 to the Present includes approximately 1,200 A-Z cross-referenced entries, more than 400 images, a chronology of major events in black history, and complete coverage from Plessy v. Ferguson to the election of Barack Obama.  [more info]
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Detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.  [more info]
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Topics include the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment.  [more info]
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Information about business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets.  [more info]
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The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiple issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explaining an emerging way of thinking about people and nature...  [more info]
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The Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science covers the essence of this exciting, new, and expanding field in an easily understood but richly detailed style...  [more info]
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The 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth...  [more info]
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Information on the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
 
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These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change...  [more info]
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With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field...  [more info]
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Spanning the entire spectrum of life sciences, the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) features more than 4,200 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles available in PDF and HTML format. Browse by topic or search for articles within this resource...  [more info]
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Contains over 27,000 full text entries featuring a broad musical scope...
 
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Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.
 
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Encyclopedia articles about issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level ...  [more info]
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Covers the fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry ...  [more info]
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EBR includes extensive information about the Bible, how it was received in Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, and how it is viewed by other world religions.  Includes articles about the Bible in literature, art, music, and film.  Volumes 1, 2, and 3 currently available.  [more info]
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 With over 750 entries, the Encyclopedia of United States National Security is...  [more info]
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Authoritive collection of hundreds of specialized engineering handbooks from CRC Press. ...  [more info]
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Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics....  [more info]
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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940.  [more info]
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Family in America
Carrier Reference, HQ 536.H365 2001
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A searchable dictionary of computing acronyms, jargon, programming language, etc. ...  [more info]
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Search through current and backfile editions of directories...  [more info]
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Essays on approximately 152 culture groups of the U.S., from Acadians to Yupiats...  [more info]
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Covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including notable people, theories and terms...  [more info]
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Searchable online reference book collection covering all subjects from the arts to zoology.  [more info]
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An author and title index to 40 major literature series published by The Gale Group ...  [more info]
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Full-text encyclopedia articles about music traditions, genres, practices, and performances in world regions...  [more info]
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Several encyclopedias-in-one with articles and cross references covering music and musicians worldwide. Alternate title: Oxford Music Online.  [more info]
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Encyclopedia of animals ...  [more info]
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A selective guide of reference sources, organized by academic discipline...  [more info]
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A selective guide of reference sources in the Art & Architecture discipline...  [more info]
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Handbook of Family Communication
Carrier Reference, HQ 519.H36 2004
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Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques
Carrier Reference, HQ 728.T68 2001
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An ebook that focuses on key principles of hospitality management research and practice.  [more info]
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Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
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A multidisciplinary bibliography of materials on all aspects of Latin American studies ...  [more info]
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Contains documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.  [more info]
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IBM Redbooks provide guidelines for installing and troubleshooting computer systems.  The redbooks contain step-by-step guides, sample code, and other support materials.  [more info]
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Illustrated Book of World Rankings (Sharpe Reference)
CD-ROM provides rankings of countries for various subjects...  [more info]
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Online interactive 3-d human anatomy.  [more info]
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An essential resource in the field of education. Enter search words to search within the entire encyclopedia or browse the Subject Classification list for topic areas.  [more info]
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International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
Carrier Reference, HQ9.E52
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Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news...  [more info]
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Search the LEO Catalog and selected article databases at once!  [more info]
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Provides data that helps with evaluation and comparison of scholarly journals.  [more info]
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Searchable current textbook in biology. Includes chapters on cell biology, DNA & RNA, embryonic development, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, and physiology.  [more info]
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The sixteenth edition of Lange's Handbook of Chemistry is the main reference source for chemists and chemical engineers.  [more info]
Rose Library Reference, QD65.L36 2005
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LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center) is a rich gateway to Internet-based information on Latin America. Organized by topic and by country, it is also keyword-searchable. Maintained at the University of Texas at Austin.  [more info]
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New 'In Context' interface coming soon! Gale's Literature Resource Center provides selected biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on various literary figures....  [more info]
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Statistics on more than 600 SIC and NIACS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Information is compiled from the most recent government publications and includes projections, maps and graphics.
 
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Descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized tests.  [more info]
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The Merck Index contains 11,500 monographs describing significant chemicals, drugs, and biological substances. Also includes chemical structure searching and drawing tools.  [more info]
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Look up drug information, interactions, and comparable products.  Also includes the CareNotes and RedBook modules.  [more info]
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NASA conducts research in the area of astronomy, astrophysics, climatology, planetology, and the environment.  [more info]
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Directory of registered social workers...  [more info]
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A collection of resources on U.S. politics and policy...  [more info]
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Fundamental Physical Constraints, International System of Units (SI), and Uncertainty of Measurement Results  [more info]
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Full-text descriptions of occupations in the United States.  [more info]
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SourceOECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) provides up-to-date information on what's going on around the world.  [more info]
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This database contains the entire text of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Historical Thesaurus of the OED.  [more info]
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Catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, including textual information, pictures...  [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Find subject specific lists of scholarly articles in Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO).  Each research guide in OBO provides an introduction to the topic and annotated bibliographic lists of books and articles recommended by scholars in the field.  [more info]
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Social Work from OBO provides bibliographic articles on the most recent theories, research, discoveries, and interpretations in the field.  [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects.  [more info]
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Passport GMID is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password.  
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Reports independent, factual information on over 13,000 candidates and elected officials...  [more info]
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Provides scholarly articles on the biology of bacteria, including systematics, ecology, and physiology.  [more info]
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A set of searchable, full-text reference works for psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.  [more info]
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Search most of JMU's reference collection for background articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.  [more info]
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RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database of bibliographic records.  For more info, view RefWorks in 5 Minutes, a short online video tutorial.  [more info]
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An index with abstracts to sources available in libraries ...  [more info]
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Based on the scholarly printed Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "REP Online" allows users to search through a regularly updated universe of over...  [more info]
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Safari Books Online is a fully-searchable e-reference library that houses a vast collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers.  Also includes business related books.  [more info]
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Access full-text encyclopedias on subjects ranging from African American Studies to Sociology...  [more info]
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[tutorial] Indexes and abstracts periodical articles in chemistry...  [more info]
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RoMEO is a searchable database of publisher's policies regarding the self-archiving of journal articles on the web and in Open Access repositories.  [more info]
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Online encyclopedia of philosophy with each entry maintained and updated by an expert or...  [more info]
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Full text summaries describe the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental...  [more info]
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A directory of currently published periodicals (magazines, journals, newsletters, etc) ...  [more info]
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Provides statistical information for every country in the world on numerous topics...  [more info]
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A full text database of U.S. patents from 1976 to the present...  [more info]
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Full text of the World Almanac and Book of Facts editions since 1999...
 
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Includes the contents of the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A...  [more info]
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World Development Indicators provide a comprehensive overview of development drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partners.  For a neat visual tool that corresponds to WDI go to World Bank Data Visualizer.  Read More Info for user tips.  [more info]
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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. Content includes full text articles, essays.  [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ...  [more info]
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