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Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. This is a multi-disciplinary database covering virtually every area of academia. Additionally, it can be used for general research.
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Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video streaming database. It covers various academic disciplines ranging from documentaries, performances, theatre arts, news programs, and includes exclusive titles. The database includes about 70,000 titles that are wide-ranging in scope and curated for educational and scholarly purposes.
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Contains full-text for over 3,280 scholarly publications in areas such as social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
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For 20 years, AdForum has bridged the gap between marketers and advertising agencies - allowing the world to research, review, and connect with one another on a creative & strategic level. Our global research tool coupled with a database of the world’s most celebrated campaigns ensures marketers are connecting with the right agencies. Prioritizing inspiration, creativity, and community - AdForum represents the future of the advertising industry.
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Serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, including journal articles, book chapters, short reports, and reprints as far back as the 15th century.
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Allsides mission is to identify and expose bias while providing multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant. In addition, it provides students with key data to help evaluate information and navigate the large spectrum of news stories.
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The American Archive of Public Broadcasting website provides access to online streaming of digitized materials that focuses on historically significant public radio and television programs created over the past 70 years.

that the AAPB has made available for research, educational and informational purposes.
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The AMNH Library Digital Repository is an archive maintained by the Research Library for AMNH Scientific Publications, AMNH scholarly output, and other original and published materials digitized by the Library.
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Free online APA seventh edition style and grammar guidelines.
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Commerical database that has over 5,000 public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, etc. in such categories as speeches by President Obama, movie speeches, and the top 100 American political speeches of the 20th century.
Most are available in audio and/or video plus their transcripts.
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A curated and continually updated collection of freely available APA journal articles examining the psychological impact of a pandemic, the effects of economic stress on mental health, telehealth, and other topics related to the current crisis.
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a collection of over five million archival material descriptions, including MARC records from WorldCat and finding aids harvested from the web. It contains archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives. Contribution to the system is available to any institution.
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Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more
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Database that provides a searchable archive of surveys, polls, and other data submitted by religious scholars and research centers around the world.
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Database that contains over 2000 copyright-free images of art and architectural works. Search by artwork or medium. Images can be downloaded for use in presentations or research papers hosted by the University of Michigan.
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Open access to 1,641,756 e-prints in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.
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Open-source art history database that covers material published between 1975 and 2007. It is sponsored by Getty Research Institute.
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The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.”
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Archive of a curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Includes more than 2,000 curated documents around six crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle. Each time period features an overview plus organized information and links to primary source documents about the relevant people, places, related government documents.
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BJS collects, analyzes, and publishes information on crime, criminal offenders, victims and types of crimes, and the operation of justice systems.
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This database provides full-text coverage of top business, management and economics journals and periodicals. These valuable publications cover topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.
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Open-source database that contains every C-SPAN program aired since 1987.Search by subject and/or time period.
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Open access to Cambridge Core Journals and Ebooks.
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The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government Publications.
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Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories.
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Database that provides Congressional and legislative information.
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Open source archive created in 2007 to document the global phenomenon of Hip-Hop and its culture The Cornell Hip Hop Collection preserves more than 250,000 items across dozens of archives documenting the origins of Hip Hop culture and its spread around the globe.
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A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community.
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Database that publishes electronic scholarly editions of early English drama and texts of related interest, from late medieval moralities and Tudor interludes, occasional entertainments and civic pageants, academic and closet drama, and the plays of the commercial London theaters, through to the drama of the Civil War and Interregnum.
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This database is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs to increase traffic and discoverability of ETD ( Electronic Theses and Dissertations) research. You can join the movement and add your theses and dissertations to the database, making them freely available to researchers everywhere while increasing traffic to your institutional repository
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Database that provides access to current and archived press releases, and statistical tables about economic indicators.
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A database that reviews materials from major educational and documentary distributors and independent filmmakers.
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Presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States. The materials, drawn from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University, provide a significant perspective on the early evolution of this most ubiquitous feature of modern American business and culture.
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Open source "web portal" created by the European Union containing digitalized museum collections of more than 3,000 institutions across Europe.
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A database of approximately 3000 economic time series maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Most data were either collected by the Federal Reserve System or published in Federal Reserve documents. Statistics are either monthly or quarterly. Locate data by broad categories or by searching keywords.
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Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
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FRASER is a digital library of U.S. economic, financial, and banking history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System.
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This encyclopedia covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, using film, literature, human rights, politics, landmark legislation, activism, the arts, language, sports, and historical events as points of entry into the content.
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HathiTrust Digital Library is a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via Google Books and the Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.
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Documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management, collected from federal, state, and local governments, international institutions, nonprofit organizations, private companies, and more.
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The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary, now free to all users as of January 2020, delivers the most complete collection of IMF content and statistics with user-friendly tools.
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Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press, and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
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Open-source database that is a non-profit, public service of Cornell Law School that provides no-cost access to current American and international legal research sources.
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This January and February, JSTOR is providing free access to Lives of Literature, a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements in four key thematic topics:
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Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The Media History Digital Library is a non-profit initiative, led by Eric Hoyt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dedicated to digitizing historic books and magazines about the film, broadcasting, and recorded sound for broad public access.
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Openly accessible database that features video content that can be downloaded or listened to.
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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Overview of major diseases and medical conditions in the U.S. and globally.
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A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
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Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers.
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Database that contains digital collections about people, places, and events from New York State history.
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NPR Video tells a range of diverse stories. From high-profile interviews to cinematic documentaries.
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The city planning department of NYC is an open-source database that features data on land use, zoning regulations, demographics, population trends. and has downloadable maps.In addition, it provides information on city initiatives that are being proposed such as new housing, and waterfront/public/open space data to inform the public and policy makers.
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Open access to theses and dissertations that have been published at the graduate level of higher education. In addition, Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
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Open Access to Journals from Oxford University Press
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Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
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The Open Library of Humanities journal publishes internationally-leading, rigorous and peer-reviewed scholarship across the humanities disciplines: from classics, theology, and philosophy, to modern languages and literature, film and media studies, anthropology, political theory, and sociology.
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PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing, and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research.
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Open-source database that covers the history, literature, and culture of the Greco-Roman world.
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Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research.
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Open-source database that contains poems, readings, poetry news, and the entire 100-year archive of POETRY magazine.
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Preprint repository for the psychological sciences that is open access.
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Database of images provided by Reuters that covers every topic and corner of the world.
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SimplyE is The New York Public Library's free e-reader app that makes it easier than ever to borrow e-books. It is available on the App Store or Google Play.
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Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can explore and reuse millions of digital items from the Smithsonian’s collections (2.8 million at February 2020 launch). We have released these images and data into the public domain as Creative Commons Zero (CC0), meaning you can use, transform, and share our open access assets without asking permission from the Smithsonian.
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The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
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The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust
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An open database that provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
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United Nations Library
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Hosted by the United Nations, linked data is structured with data that is interlinked making it more discoverable and searchable for the user.
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A collection of treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the Secretariat since 1946, The UNTS includes the texts of treaties in their authentic language(s), along with translations into English and French, as appropriate.
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USA Trade Online provides import and export statistics to and from the U.S. Measurements cover the value and quantities of traded commodities by Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HS) codes, trading partners, and customs ports. HS codes are an international method of classifying related industries and products by either 2, 4, 6, or 10 digits, 2 being the broadest category and 10 the most specific.
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Worth Global Style Network provides image-filled news of trends in fashion, searchable by age, type of clothing, and other factors.
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Global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.
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