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Africa Development Indicators contains over 1,600 indicators and time series from 1961 for 53 countries, where data are available. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.
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Biographies of African Americans, both famous and everyday persons, from 1790 to 1950.
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A style guide for authors and editors in the field of medicine.
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American Book Prices Current  
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American Book Prices Current is an annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, and broadsides sold at auction. Regions covered include North America and the UK, with sales from such other countries as Switzerland, Germany, Monaco, Holland, Australia, and France.
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American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed. augmented with Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Collins Thesaurus of the English Language — Complete and Unabridged, 2nd ed.
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Profiles of more than 18,000 men and women from all eras and walks of American life who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Includes thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select websites.
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Includes ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland
ArchivesUSA is a current directory of more than 5,500 repositories and more than 161,000 collections of primary source material across the United States.
NIDS UK/Ireland is a major reference work that reproduces the finding aids to thousands of archive and manuscript collections in libraries and record offices, museums, and private collections throughout the UK and Ireland.
Read descriptions of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to your work as well as find the information needed to contact the repository directly.
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Topically focused digital collections of historical documents such as:
Feminism in Cuba: Nineteenth through Twentieth Century Archival Documents
Foreign Relations Between Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944
Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944
Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin and the Daughters of Bilitis
Collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward -- from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth century political history. Collections can be cross-searched or searched individually. Click for a complete list of available collections.
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ASM Handbooks Online features the complete content of the ASM Handbook (twenty-five volumes), Aluminum Casting Alloys, Beryllium and Beryllium Alloys, Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition, and Metals Handbook Desk Edition.
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Information on international, U.S., regional, state, and local associations, and I.R.S. data on nonprofit organizations. Includes name, brief description, address and phone, and web address if available.
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AtoZ Maps Online provides a diverse range of maps, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic (including USGS), scientific, and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world, individual countries, U.S. states, and U.S. towns and cities.
A key benefit is that users can download, modify, and use any of the maps however they wish, including use in print and electronic reports, with no copyright restrictions.
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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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Biographical information on more than half a million people from throughout history and around the world.
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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 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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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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Searchable online access to the 16th (2010) and 15th (2003) editions of the standard style manual. Also includes the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide and Chicago Style Q&A (editors' answers to questions submitted by readers, updated monthly).
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ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use website.
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Includes links to:
China Academic Journals Full-text - articles from 7,200 journals.
Century Journals Project - expansion of the China Academic Journals Full-text Database.
China Doctor Dissertations Full-text - 1999 - present.
China Master Dissertations Full-text - 2000 - present.
China Proceedings of Conference Full-text - Conference proceedings from academic institutions, industrial organizations, governmental agencies, and international bodies in China since 1999.
China Core Newspapers Full-text - Articles since 2000 of 1,000 publicly issued newspapers in mainland China
China Yearbook Full-text - Covers 1912 to present.
China Reference Works Online - About 2,000 titles of all types of reference works, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, atlases, timelines, and handbooks.
China Statistical Yearbooks
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Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
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Information about more than 165,000 geographical places and features of all kinds. Lists names, descriptions, and characteristics including information about population, agriculture, industry, services, climate, and relief.
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology can be found in Wiley Online Library.
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Summarizes the events in Congress each year. Identifies and compares text changes between the House and Senate, and gives behind-the-scenes information.
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Historical analysis, timely updates, and expert commentary about Supreme Court decisions. Also includes biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution.
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Contains frequently used data in science, including the periodical table of the elements, basic constants and units, and geophysical data. Allows search by chemical structure!
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The Dictionary of Irish Biography includes the lives of 9,000 Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.
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An online database consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin, or almost five times the collected works of Shakespeare.
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eBook Collection includes about 9,000 eBooks that are recent scholarly, general interest and reference books that have been converted into a digital format. You can preview the book or check it out to read on your computer.
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Search for information about U.S. based foundations and grants.
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An online collection of directories that allows you to search for directory entries in a variety of ways. It also gives you quick and easy digital ways to view, store, and export the data you find. Gale Directory Library includes:
• Gale Business Rankings (2013 edition)
• Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations (43rd edition)
• Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (41st - 44th editions)
• Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State and Local Organizations (14th - 17th editions)
• Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations ( 25th & 26th editions)
• Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (146th & 147th editions)
• Publishers Directory (35th & 36th editions)
• Research Centers Directory (39th & 40 editions)
• Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans (27th & 28th editions)
• Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico (5th edition)
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Search for full-text reference articles about a wide range of topics. Sources include Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary; Countries and Their Cultures; Encyclopedia of Community; Environmental Encyclopedia; Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia; Historical Atlas of the Islamic World; and many others.
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The first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 700 expert contributors from all over the world. Includes audio files.
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Describes the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Also includes maps and world rankings.
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Global Development Finance Online provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 129 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data run from 1970 to 2016, where available.
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A comprehensive cultural, business, and travel database with in-depth coverage of 175 countries.
Major categories include:
• Society and Culture (What are taboo gifts in Saudi Arabia?)
• Food and Recipes (What are classic dishes in Iceland and how do I make them?)
• Communications (Will my cell phone work in Zimbabwe?)
• Travel (What are notable places to visit in Japan?)
• Business Culture (What should I expect at a business meeting in India?)
• Money and Banking (What do banknotes and coins look like in Indonesia?)
• Country Maps (9 downloadable maps per country)
• and more than 20 other topics with integrated photographs.
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A Google search of scholarly sources, including articles, books, and papers. Also includes links to who cited articles. Use this link and you'll see UM-Dearborn availability for items and full text when available.
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An extensive online French dictionary comprised of all 6 volumes of the latest print edition of this work. Included in this resource are 86,000 articles, 100,000 words, 350,000 meanings, and 410,000 use examples, as well as etymological information, quotations, homonyms, and much more.
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HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790-1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI); Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; the Freedman's Bank Records; and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions.
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Quantitative facts of American history, collected from over 1,000 sources. Topics include population, work and welfare, economics, government, international relations, and more. Provides advanced features such as the ability to create custom tables and to download tables in Excel or CSV.
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This collection of reference titles from IGI Global's Information Science Reference contains full-text articles and chapters regarding research, trends, technologies, and challenges in the fields of information science, technology, and management. Reference articles and chapters can be easily searched using basic or advanced searches.
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Reports are organized by world regions. Industries covered include automotive, biotech, IT, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and many more.
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The International Encyclopedia of Communication covers the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas. It also covers such interdisciplinary areas as communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and intergroup communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology.
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A scholarly encyclopedia that covers a wide range of topics in the social and behavioral sciences. Comprehensive articles put current knowledge in historical perspective, and show the relevance of the social and behavioral sciences for social policy.
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Scientific and technical reference books from more than 70 leading technical publishers and professional societies including AIAA, AIChE, ASHRAE, ASME, and SAE. Data can be searched, copied, and sorted into interactive tables, or exported to create graphs and charts.
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Practice exams for many common tests, including GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes a section for job search skills and resume/interviewing skills.
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• You will need to set up a new account if you haven't since July 1, 2014.
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Historical legal materials covering 1600-1926. The bulk of the material covers mainly Western European law, but also includes Scandinavia and former European territories such as Canada, Cuba, China, and India. The primary languages of the digitized material are English, French and German. The content is primarily treatises, but there are some digitized primary materials such as codes and collections of cases.
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Full-text of works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries about British Commonwealth and American law.
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Over 300 years of legal primary sources, such as early U.S. state codes, city charters, constitutional conventions and compilations, and other documents.
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Profiles of over 1.5 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including government, business, science & technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Combines entries from 21 Who's Who directories, including 110,000 brief biographies from Who Was Who in American History (1607-1985).
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Merriam-Webster Unabridged is the continuously updated electronic version of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster Unabridged also acts as a portal to these other popular Merriam Webster reference works: Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, Medical Dictionary, Spanish-English Dictionary, French-English Dictionary, and Concise Encyclopedia. The Citations database is also included, which offers over a million real-world word usage examples.
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A comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500. Search for words, phrases, quotations, and more. Includes all entries from the 15,000 page printed Middle English Dictionary.
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Combines more than 7,500 articles by scholars drawn from reference works. Includes the complete text of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, The Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, and The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, plus selected articles from many other reference works published by Oxford University Press. Also includes more than 1,000 images, maps, charts, tables, and primary sources with specially written commentaries.
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Oxford Art includes Grove Art Online with articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day.
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Concise articles about noteworthy people in all walks of life from the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. No living person is included: the dictionary's articles are confined to people who died before December 31, 2000. Also includes "themes"—essays on groups, clubs, sets, and gangs in British history, linked to articles on their individual members.
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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) provides a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.
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Complete access to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed. This standard music reference is now updated regularly online.
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Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionaries, including bilingual dictionaries and subject dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. Includes subject dictionaries in the humanities, social sciences, and science. Also includes the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus and the Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus
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Compiled from white- and yellow-pages telephone directories, ReferenceUSA provides a comprehensive directory of all households and businesses in the United States.
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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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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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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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The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TTL) provides access to all lexicon articles published up to 2008 (i.e., the letters A-M, O, P-pomifer, porta-pulso), the articles in the Onomasticon volumes (letters C and D), the Index librorum, and the Praemonenda de rationibus et usu operis (a multilingual introduction to the print version). Each year the contents of the newly printed fascicles will be added to the database.
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Information for taxation research as well as financial reporting and management research. Includes editorial materials, news, primary documents, and legislation.
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Mobile access is available
"What Has Changed" video
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Information on current periodicals including publisher, cost, indexing, subjects, and selected reviews.
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The World Bank eLibrary is a fully searchable portal of over 6,000 World Bank documents including over 2,000 World Bank publications and over 3,200 Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published.
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Part of the World Bank eLibrary, World Development Indicators provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social, and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960. Specific series and countries/groups can be selected for specific year ranges, and data can be exported.
Mobile Access: Available through World Bank Data Finder Mobile Apps.

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