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NEW! SAE Technical Papers from 1906 to 1997 are now available in SAE Digital Library!
Includes full text of every paper contained in the SAE Proceedings, Special Publications, and Transactions since 1906. The digital library covers advancements in all areas of mobility engineering.
Notes:
• Full text is only available for the above items in which the Publisher listed is SAE International.
• Access to SAE Standards is not included.

Updated October 2014

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Technical books, mostly about computer science and business topics. Complete text of the book is available for titles from the last 2 years; earlier titles have only a preview of the book.
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Search full-text SAGE journals in communications, criminology, education, health sciences, management, materials science, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies.
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Sage Knowledge provides access to more than 180 authoritative and award-winning encyclopedias, handbooks, and e-books in many subject areas.
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Sanborn Maps  
See:
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 or
ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition for Sanborn maps with geocoding

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SBRnet provides sports marketing information including: market size and demographics; sports participation, licensing, financial and retail trends; international marketing and professional sports trends.
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Key index to articles from major journals in all areas of science and technology. Use to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse).
Science Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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More than 2,500 journals in science, medicine, and technology. Includes coverage of engineering, economics, business and management, and selected social science titles.
Also includes more than 2,000 e-Books from Academic Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Syngress and Digital Press, Elsevier Science, Gulf Professional, Morgan Kaufmann, Newnes, North-Holland, and Pergamon as well as several encyclopedias and reference books.
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Combined access to Chemical Abstracts' CAPlus, CAS Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, and CHEMCATS databases as well as Medline. Search by chemical structure or substructure, reaction, name, formula, etc. or natural language queries.
Note: Requires the creation of an individual user account (see instructions).
Note: Instructors using SciFinder for a class (see instructions).
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Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late 16th century to scheduled auctions not yet held. Catalogs come from all major North American and European auction houses as well as important private sales. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.

Scopus  
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International multi-disciplinary indexing & abstracting database for scientific, medical, technical, and social sciences.
Coverage includes journals, patents, and websites (18,000+ titles) from more than 5,000 publishers. It also searches some of the arts and humanities CSA databases which include:
• ARTBibliographies Modern, back to 1974
• DAAI: Design and Applied Art Index, back to 1973
• Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, back to 1962
• Sociological Abstracts, back to 1952
• World Wide Political Science Abstracts, back to 1975
• Social Service Abstracts, back to 1979
You can do cited reference searching, citation analysis, get h-factor for authors, journal analyzing, etc.
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Note: New Scopus enhancements were added February 1, 2014.
Updated January 2014

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Includes full text of some 60 volumes of poetry from 47 poets. Also includes biographical sketches of most authors, a bibliography of essays and critical works, and a guide to web resources.
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The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with Holocaust survivors. The interviews were conducted in 56 different countries, in 32 different languages. Each interview is fully indexed and allows a viewer to search for relevant portions of interviews.
The Visual History Archive is only accessible on the UM Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. If you are off campus, you will be directed to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive Online, which allows searching of the full database and access to a small number of sample testimonies in English.
• Users must register and create a workspace to view interviews.
• Some interviews need to be requested 24 hours in advance.
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Shock & Vibration Digest covers essential areas related to shock and vibration, including noise, vibration technologies, and other areas of key relevance with coverage back to 1969.
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A collection of e-books from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Coverage includes a wide spectrum of applied mathematics, including: science, engineering, statistics/probability, data mining, computational science, economics/finance, and more.

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Searchable database of the Sigma-Aldrich family of companies' product catalogs: Aldrich Handbook of Fine Chemicals and Laboratory Equipment (Aldrich), Biochemicals and Reagents for Life Science Research (Sigma), Laboratory Chemicals and Analytical Reagents (Fluka), and Chromatography Products (Supelco). Search by chemical name, number, substructure, and more. MSDSs are freely available for most chemicals.
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Silent Film Online brings together films that represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. The database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. Includes classics such as Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and Battleship Potemkin.
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Simmons OneView provides access to U.S. adult consumer data on product and brand usage, spending behavior, media habits, and more. It can be used to create customized reports helpful for developing marketing strategies, making advertising decisions, and finding statistical information that comes from the Simmons National Consumer Study.
Note: Limited to 2 concurrent users.

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SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that enables non-technical users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business, health, and marketing data.

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Provides dynamic information about architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,200 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.
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The Sixties brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. With 150,000 pages of material at completion, this searchable collection is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history, culture, and politics. The database currently has over 100,000 pages.
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery is a four-part collection devoted to the transatlantic history of slavery. It includes books, manuscripts, court records, and serials. The Part I documents the debates surrounding slavery and its abolition in the U.S. but also in the UK and other European countries, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa.
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This resource is designed as an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering an extensive time period 1490-2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.
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SME Technical Papers provides online access to more than 18,000 individual papers. Papers report best practices, ongoing advancements, and industry trends within manufacturing. New papers are added quarterly.

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Social Explorer includes tools that allow you to explore U.S. Census data through the use of interactive data maps and also allows you to browse and download Census data in convenient formats for offline processing. Includes current and historical Census data from 1790 to 2010.
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Access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Abstracting and indexing of over 625 periodicals from as far back as 1983.
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A multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines.
Social Sciences Citation Index is a part of Web of Science
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Covers research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes more than 1,300 serials publications from around the world and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
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Sociological Abstracts indexes and abstracts the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Abstracts of journal articles as well as citations to book reviews from over 1,800 serial publications are included. Sociological Abstracts also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles. Coverage: 1952 to present..
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SBDS includes spectra for 34,000 organic compounds. The types of spectra included are: electron impact Mass spectrum (EI-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum, 13C NMR spectrum, laser Raman spectrum, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrum.
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The SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing access to more than 275,000 technical papers from the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers journals and conference proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually. Also included is access to SPIE e-books published since 1989.
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A collection of tens of thousands of searchable books published by Springer. Full-text is only available for:
• More than 50,000 books published since 2005,
• Nearly 4,500 Chemistry and Materials Science books published between 1893 and 2004, and
• Nearly 17,000 Computer Science books published since 1997.
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Provides online full-text access to many of the Springer electronic journals along with some electronic books and series. Topics covered include biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics. Time-span covered is from 1995 - present, but varies by title.

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SpringerMaterials comprises 400 Landolt-Börnstein volumes, 44,000 chemical safety documents, a subset of the Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology comprising 300,000 data points, and the Linus Pauling files on inorganic solid phases. SpringerMaterials is expanded and updated quarterly.
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Searchable online access to S&P's reference works including: Market Investment News; Register of Corporations, Directors & Executives; Stock Reports; Industry Surveys; Mutual Fund Reports; The Outlook; Bond Guide; Earnings Guide; Dividend Record; etc. Financial Literacy Now provides educational consumer information on topics such as how a budget works, qualifying for a mortgage, credit scores, choosing a credit card, saving for college, and more.
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State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a searchable archive of 16th- and 17th-century State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.

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Statista provides access to the most relevant and important statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources. Information comes from over 10,000 sources and covers over 600 industries.

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Full digital edition of the weekly Sunday newspaper, published in London, England. The Sunday Times Digital Archive includes approximately 600,000 searchable pages.
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Synthesis is an innovative information service from Morgan & Claypool Publishers for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. Synthesis consists of 50- to 100-page electronic books written by experts in the field synthesizing important research or development topics.
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