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Streaming video of all the plays of Shakespeare. Originally broadcast on BBC2 between 1978 and 1985.

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BCC Research provides access to thousands of market research reports and market forecasting in advanced materials, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, health care, sensors, plastics, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies. Over 250 research reports are published annually.

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Covers a broad spectrum of engineering and biomedical sciences research. Contains professional peer-reviewed journals, major engineering references, International Centre for Heat & Mass Transfer conference proceedings, e-books, and more.

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A unique online portal that offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections - including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in many disciplines will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world.
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Selected works of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) in the original German. Based on Bertolt Brecht - Ausgewählte Werke in sechs Bänden - Jubiläumsausgabe um 100. Geburtstag, edited by Werner Hecht, Wolfgang Jeske and Jan Knopf.
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A comprehensive record of scholarship on 738 women writers and their texts, canonical and non-canonical. Includes already familiar figures (e.g., Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart) as well as less-known and hitherto unknown English women writers--refugees such as women recusants, women in the colonies, Marrano women (Anusot), and women translators and English women writers in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Gaelic, and Welsh.

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Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (BDSL). German studies bibliography, covering 1985-2011. In German.
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Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) provides citations to books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. BNNA covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Content range covers the sixteenth century through the present. The earliest indexed publication is from 1890, there is some coverage throughout the twentieth century, and the bulk of the collection was published after 1990.
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Provides access to all published editions of the Bibliotheca Teubnerina Latina (BTL), including Latin texts from Antiquity, Late Antiquity, and medieval and modern eras. Includes more than 1,100 texts by 600 authors, and totals approximately 13 million word forms.
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Find locations of over 15 million brief biographies of individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
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Biographical information on more than half a million people from throughout history and around the world.
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Citations to biographies and autobiographies, interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews, bibliographies, and exhibition reviews. People covered range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities. Indexing since 1984.
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Convenient online access to the core literature of biology and agriculture - much of it from peer-reviewed journals - plus full text. Full text citations also link to PDF page images, featuring graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations indispensable to science research. Indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1994, and "select" full text from 1994.
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A comprehensive index to life sciences research literature. Covers journals (5,000+), reports, meetings (1,500+), reviews, and books in all areas of biology. Weekly e-mail alerts are available.
BIOSIS Previews is a part of Web of Knowledge
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Online interactive version (with linked citations, digital images, and full video and sound) of the Birds of North America, the definitive U.S. scientific reference about the 700+ breeding birds of North America.
Searchable by species, topic, or keyword. Each species account covers the life details, behaviors, migration information, maps of breeding and wintering ranges, all habitat descriptions, and conservation and management guidelines.
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Black Drama - 1850 to Present contains the complete text of 1200 plays by black playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. It also includes information on productions, theaters, and other resources.
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Black Drama, now in its expanded second edition, contains the full text of more than 1,460 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 250 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print.
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Short stories and folktales by African, African American, and Caribbean authors. Most are previously published, some are previously uncollected works and unpublished manuscripts. Fables and folktales are also widely represented within the collection.
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A gateway to historical and current material for researching the past, present, and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It combines: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) Full Text, The Chicago Defender historical backfile (1909 - 1975), and Black Literature Index (1827 - 1940).
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Black Studies in Video features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews, and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Perspectives collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
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The non-fiction published works of over 400 leading African Americans. Monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to 1975.The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature and art.
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An essential reference of specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. Over 1800 entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics.
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Book Citation Index allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. You can also search Book Citation Index - Science and Book Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities separately.
Book Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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Book review information including brief excerpts of reviews, citations for finding reviews, and some complete book reviews. Includes reviews from 1983 - present.
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Citations to book reviews from 1965 to the present. Search by author, reviewer, title, review title, illustrator, date, source, and more.
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Description: Offers suggestions regarding what to read next based on recommendations from librarians or other experts, and includes award winners and books that appear on best seller lists. Includes both more than 146,000 recommended books including both fiction and nonfiction books. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more. Create your own "reading room" where you can list, review, and recommend titles.
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Books 24x7 includes books and videos covering IT, technology, and engineering. Included are many thousands of engineering books (e.g., electrical and electronic engineering, materials science, and telecommunications) and IT and technical books (e.g., programming languages, internet and web development, and databases). More than 3,000 videos, primarily covering software design and development, web development and graphic design, and operating systems and servers are also included.
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Includes a link to The Bibliography of British and Irish History as well as:
Medieval Bibliographies and Directories
Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale
International Medieval Bibliography
International Directory of Medievalists
Latin Databases and Dictionaries
Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature
Aristoteles Latinus Database
Cross Database Searchtool
Database of Latin Dictionaries
Library of Latin Texts - Series A
Library of Latin Texts - Series B
Monumenta Germaniae Historica
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Searchable and browsable books and encyclopedias covering African Studied, Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Classical Studies, History, International Relations, Jewish Studies, Language and Linguistics, Law, Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Religious Studies.
The Brill E-book collection includes titles published since 2007 in the areas of Asian Studies; Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity; Classical Studies, European History and Culture; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy; and Social Sciences.
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Note: Coptic Gnostic Library Online - A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices requires a special font - see Help for more information.

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Contains the complete Encyclopædia Britannica, as well as Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus and the Britannica Book of the Year. Includes articles, illustrations, and relevant websites.
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The most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. Offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition, one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.
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British Online Archives contains a wide range of materials related to British history, including the colonization of America, India, Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, and Melanesia. The collection contains sources that relate to both politics and history, including:
• Records of missionaries from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
• Records made by the East India Company
• Papers of the Parliamentary Labour Party
• Anti-fascist newsletters of the International Transport Workers' Federation
• Records of the Communist Party of Great Britain
• The British Union of Fascists' newspapers and secret files
• British Broadcasting Corporation records
• Trade directories
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Bungei Kurabu was a literary magazine (1895 - 1912) that includes works by major authors.

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Business Abstracts with Full Text contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographies, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews, and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more. Full text of articles from more than 450 key publications from as far back as 1982. Abstracts and indexing of more than 875 publications from as far back as 1981.
Mobile access: Available through the EBSCOhost app.
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Contains citations and many full-text articles about companies, products, markets, industries, economics, and management disciplines. Provides access to business and management journals, trade journals, newspapers, the full text of PRNews wire releases, and profiles of 150,000 companies. Journal coverage is from 1994 to the present and backfiles (1980-1993) are available for some journals. Business and Company ASAP is updated nightly.

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Business Insights: Global makes it easy for researchers to use in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries, and products. Investigate investment opportunities, comprehensively and easily; find parent-subsidiary relationships; obtain competitive intelligence, market share information, and product trends; explore market-industry information and analysis; study product and brand information; compare companies within an industry; and much more.
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Daily macroeconomic, financial, and company news and analysis about emerging and key global markets. Includes company alerts, market strategy reports, currency forecasts, macroeconomic forecasts, political and economic risk analysis for countries, and more.
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BusinessDecision provides access to comprehensive business-to-consumer market data. Detailed company profiles and product and brand information, combined with investment reports, rankings, and market share data, allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.


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